Event 

Title:
Writing Historical Fiction with author Gail Husch
When:
Saturday, January 12, 2019  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where:
Delaware History Museum - Wilmington
Category:
Program

Description

Gail HuschAuthor James Baldwin once said, “The great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally present in all that we do.”

Is the past a foreign country, or is the past never really past? What makes a novel or short story an example of historical fiction? In this workshop, we’ll discuss the particular questions and challenges that arise when writing a work defined as “historical,” including how to balance historical accuracy with the needs of the story and the expectations of modern readers. We’ll pay special attention to the various methods of writing historical dialogue, and will talk about research strategies and resources.

The workshop is open to writers of all skill levels--high school students through lifelong learners. Please bring a notebook, pen/pencil or laptop.

Gail Husch is Professor Emerita of Art History at Goucher College, and is the author of The Button Field (Barley Mill Press 2014), a novel set in late-19th-century New England. She is also a member of The Written Remains Writers Guild.

Registration required: FREE for members and students with school ID. $10 non-members.
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For questions, please contact rfay@dehistory.org

On-street parking is FREE on weekends.
FREE PARKING is also available courtesy of Colonial Parking, Lot No. 50, Sixth and Shipley streets.

Venue

Venue:
Delaware History Museum
Street:
504 N. Market Street
ZIP:
19801
City:
Wilmington
State:
DE

Description

The Delaware History Museum (1940) was originally a Woolworth's Department Store. It has been transformed into the Delaware History Museum and the Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage. It features permanent and rotating exhibitions, classrooms, and meeting space.



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