Writing Historical Fiction

11/30/2021 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM ET


Charlotte Lit's Zoom Room 1
[No City], NC

Virtual Meeting URL: https://www.charlottelit.org/zoom1


Historical fiction has the power to bring people and places from the past to life. If you’re drawn to this genre (or one of its sub-genres, like historical mystery or romance), this class will provide you with motivation and skills to start writing. Come explore research strategies, discuss the balance between fact and fiction, and learn to incorporate historical details seamlessly. Each week, we’ll read excerpts from historical fiction and engage in brief writing exercises. By the end of the class, you will have a scene or chapter for a work-in-progress or an outline and character biographies that give you a solid path forward. This class meets on three Tuesdays, November 30, December 7 and 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: This class is on-line.

About the Instructor: Paula Martinac is the author of the forthcoming historical novel Dear Miss Cushman (Bywater Books, December 2021), and six others, including Testimony; Clio Rising, Gold Medalist, Northeast Region, 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards; and The Ada Decades, a finalist for the 2018 Ferro-Grumley Award in LGBTQ Fiction. Out of Time, her debut novel, won a Lambda Literary Award. She has received fellowships from North Carolina Arts Council and the Arts and Science Council and teaches in the creative writing program at UNC Charlotte.

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