Writing Historical Fiction
Is there a historical figure or event that interests you? A story in your family’s past that’s begging to be told? In this class, we’ll explore the balance between fact and fiction by diving into history. We’ll explore research strategies, hone our craft with writing exercises, share our work for feedback, and study and discuss the writing of Toni Morrison, Hilary Mantel, George Saunders, and others. Expect to generate a short story draft or the start of a longer piece by the end of the class.
December 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)
December 6: Member registration opens
December 13: General registration opens
A native New Englander, Elise Hooper spent several years writing for television and online news outlets before getting an MA and teaching high-school literature and history. She now lives in Seattle with her husband and two daughters. Previous novels include The Other Alcott and Learning to See.