Writing Toward the Unknown in Historical Fiction
In this workshop, we’ll explore how to approach research, world-building, and character development in historical fiction. Our specific focus will be on how to reimagine spaces and voices that are not well-documented—or not documented at all—in the historical record. The workshop will include guided writing exercises and opportunities for class discussion.
Katrina Carrasco writes novels, short stories, and essays. Her debut novel, THE BEST BAD THINGS (MCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018), was a finalist in the Lambda Literary Awards and Washington State Book Awards, and won the Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel. Her essays and short stories have appeared in publications and websites including Witness Magazine, Post Road Magazine, and Literary Hub. She has received support from the Corporation of Yaddo, Blue Mountain Center, Jentel, Artist Trust, and other residencies and arts organizations. Katrina is a mentor with Latinx in Publishing, and she also mentors writers through the UCLA Alumni Mentor Program. She is working on a new novel.