Today’s Rosenberg MOTD comes from “across the pond” courtesy of what sounds like a fascinating literary festival: “In an age of fake news that can create misinformation on crucial issues, Ilkley Literature Festival is inviting audiences to explore the phenomenon of ‘Unreliable Narratives’.
Erica Morris, Ilkley Literature Festival Director, said: ‘We’re drowning in opinions and news online that influence crucial issues that can have huge ramifications, from the effectiveness of our response to public health crises to levels of faith in democratic societies. At Ilkley Literature Festival, we want to provoke thought and tackle the role of Unreliable Narratives, and how they affect our understanding of ourselves, and of history.’
Authors include Anna Sebba whose biography, Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy, explores what happens when a government motivated by fear tramples on the rights of its citizens; Rosenberg, a mother and wife, was executed in America for conspiracy to commit espionage on behalf of the Soviet Union.”
Events run from October 1-17; learn more at https://www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk/