Love Letters and Recipes: Researching Historical Fiction

When: Fri., Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 2018

Details from the past can help you more fully imagine your characters and their world in any time period. participants will read work from writers including Geraldine Brooks and Donald McCaig and see how they enhance scenes with details. Using materials from the Library of Virginia, participants also will brainstorm about fun and creative ways to do historical research for their writing projects. Leave with new ideas and techniques for immersing yourself in the setting of your story. Led by Clara Silverstein, author of "Secrets in a House Divided: a Novel of Civil War Richmond." For information, contact emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov or at 692-3726.

Price: $10-$15.

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