Boston Book Festival

  • Boston Common Hotel 40 Trinity Place Boston, MA 02116 USA

"Mapping Your Story": A map recreates an area in miniature, allowing us to picture, navigate, and control geography. The paradox of mapmaking, however, is similar to that of storytelling—as soon as you decide what to leave in and leave out, you necessarily change the story you have to tell. We’ll examine how maps—from A.A. Milne’s Hundred Acre Wood to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth—help elucidate and complicate the books they accompany. Then, after learning the essential elements of mapmaking, participants will draw their own maps to enhance a story of their own choosing. Facilitated by award-winning journalist Michael Blanding. Advanced registration recommended—unregistered attendees will be admitted on a space-available basis. Sponsored by Amazon.com