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Writing Historical Fiction

All Levels | Is there a historical figure or event that interests you? A story in your family’s past that’s begging to be told? A persistent “what if” about history that won’t stop nagging you? Let’s fire up our imaginations and investigative skills and get to work. In this class, we’ll explore the balance between fact and fiction by diving into history. Each week 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. By the end of these six weeks, you could have a draft of a short story or the start of a new longer piece.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Elise Hooper

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Term: Spring 2021

Start Date: 04/19/2021

End Date: 05/24/2021

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 18

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$305.00 General Price:

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Elise Hooper

Elise Hooper is the author of three novels including The Other Alcott, Learning to See, and Fast Girls (coming July 2020). She has an MA in Teaching and has taught literature, history, and writing to teenagers and adults throughout the Puget Sound.

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