Historical Fiction 101 @ Writespace, Houston [6 November]

Historical Fiction 101


20
06
November
18:00 - 21:00

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Writespace
2000 Edwards Street Studio 212, Houston, Texas 77007
INSTRUCTOR: Marian Szczepanski
TIME: Mondays, November 6th and November 13th, 6-9 PM
PRICE: Early-Bird Price until Wednesday, November 1st: $80 for members, $95 for non-members; After November 1st, $95 for members, $110 for non-members– Become a member here.
LOCATION: Writespace
LEVEL: All Levels
CAP: 15 Students

Learn how to create a historical narrative that is vivid, compelling, and credible in this two-part crash course on researching and writing historical fiction. Whenever and wherever your story happens—from pre-9/11 New York City to prehistoric central Europe—research will provide the foundation for your writing. On day one, we’ll discuss how and where to find information—some sources may surprise you—and how to transform what may seem like term paper drudgery into a thrilling scavenger hunt. In our second session, we’ll cover how to use just enough of those facts to enhance characterization, dialogue and scene-setting while avoiding that cumbersome reader turn-off known as “info dump.” We’ll also explore famous works of historical fiction, such as Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See and Kathleen Grissom’s The Kitchen House, as well as lesser-known gems such as Kathleen Cambor’s In Sunlight, In a Beautiful Garden and Andrea Barrett’s The Voyage of the Narwhal. Attending writers will receive an extensive bibliography and a handout documenting every topic we covered.
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