Writing is a mysterious process where the imagination and reality merge to create stories of wonder and truth. What about the place where reality and the imagined world overlap? Where does one begin and the other disappear? Can these spaces co-exist and inform one another? In this discussion our panel of diverse authors discusses the power and potential of blending elements of lived experience with fiction to create powerful narratives that bring your characters and stories to life. This moderated discussion will encourage participation from the audience.