May 14, 2015 • Historical Sleuthing for Writers: Making it Real
7:00 - 8:30 pm at the King County Library Service Center (960 Newport Way NW, Issaquah, WA 98027)
This workshop will be divided into two parts. The first is an overview of how to use period sources including newspapers, travel accounts, and guidebooks to capture the overall setting and events of your novel or memoir. Part Two examines how to use your historical sleuthing to electrify your prose.
An education activist and college professor, Brita Butler-Wall has been teaching for over 30 years and has been interviewed on national TV and radio channels. A trained researcher, Brita has spent six years researching 19th Century Swedish and American history for her historical trilogy. She has been awarded research grants and done archival research in Seattle, New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Louis, and many sites in Sweden. Her book, A Parent's Guide to Commercialism in Schools was published by The Center for Commercial-Free Public Education and her documentary film, July Northwest, was broadcast on KCTS in Seattle and on national television in Sweden.