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Brad Beauregard

Writer, Teacher, University of Maine in Bangor, Maine

Creating Legends

PRESENTED ON APR 12, 2013
IN BANGOR, ME @ VOL 8

Fiction writer Brad Beauregard discusses the way stories, legends, and tall tales help us revive the experience of the past, even if the past itself is lost in the process. By illustrating the details of some of the personal history that went into his fiction novel he explains just how history gets lost in the maturation of legends and the like.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 16, 2013. 

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