We hosted a conversation with two bicycle book authors Larry Finison and Christina Uss as they discussed their work in researching and writing about the cultural, historical, and inspiring aspects of the bicycle. These two authors represent two very different approaches to bicycling literature; historical non-fiction and children's books.
Larry Finison comes with a historical lens as he details his research and explorations of Boston's bicycling history with his books Boston's Bicycle Craze, 1880-1900: A Story of Race, Sport, and Society and Boston's Twentieth Century Bicycling Renaissance: Cultural Change on Two Wheels. And Christina Uss remembers the joys of bicycling as a kid in her book The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle, about an introverted 12-year-old girl learning to make friends by riding her bike from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco.
This was an hour-long lunchtime workshop to hear stories from the other side of the page about the research and discover voices that bring bicycling, both fiction and non-fiction, to life. The authors read from their works, talked about the writing process, and answered questions participants brought about bicycling as told through the pages of a book.
You can see the whole presentation on our MassBike YouTube Channel HERE.
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