How to Research (Not Too Much)
All Levels | Historical research can feel both too daunting to start, and too compelling to stop. How can writers find the right balance? We’ll discuss both the practical aspects of research, how to take advantage of the proliferation of online sources when one is not blessed with an infinite travel budget, and the more philosophical questions about when to stop and how much is too much.
Nicola DeRobertis-Theye’s debut novel The Vietri Project will be published in March 2021 by Harper. She was an Emerging Writing Fellow at the New York Center for Fiction, and her work has been published in Agni, Electric Literature, and LitHub. A graduate of UC Berkeley, she received an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she was the fiction editor of its literary magazine Ecotone. She has taught creative writing at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington and the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts. A native of Oakland, CA, she now lives in Brooklyn, New York.