MediaMonday in #litchat for May 5, 2014: Life Lessons in Fiction. Follow #litchat on Twitter from 4-5 p.m. E.D.T., or join us in our dedicated channel at Women (Classic)

This week’s #LitChat MediaMonday delves into the assertion that reading fiction is more than just entertainment. Fiction can instill knowledge, influence character, and inspire readers to escape the confines of culture, class or social expectation. We’re using Clare Fallon’s 13 Essential Lessions Little Women Can Teach You About Living Well in The Huffington Post as our media resource, yet welcome additional references to boost the discussion.

Lauren Francis-SharmaLater This Week in #LitChat

Meet author Lauren Francis-Sharma, author of ‘Til the Well Runs Dry, on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 4-5 p.m. E.D.T. RSVP to this  chat here.