Harvest the Family Tree for Fictional Character Development
Instructor: Dr. Robin Throne
Saturday, March 25, 2-4pm
Midwest Writing Center (RIPL, 401 19th St. Rock Island, IL 61201)
Cost: $15 MWC Members, $20 for non-MWC Members

43d3de7f5df0b66695b53e3664673bf4Fiction authors such as Tolkien, Salinger, and J.K. Rowling created elaborate fictional family trees as they wrote their stories, but authentic genealogies can also be a wonderful tool for writing historical fiction or creative nonfiction. In this session, genealogy, specifically Ancestry.com, is explored as an avenue for historical and literary fictional character development.

To register, you can use the PayPal below; call Ryan at 309-732-7330 to pay over the phone; or send a check with a note to Midwest Writing Center, c/o RIPL, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, 61201.


robinRobin Throne is the October 2016 writer-in-residence at Wolff Cottage in Fairhope, AL, and a recipient of the David R. Collins literary achievement award from the Midwest Writing Center. She is the winner of the third fiction chapbook prize from Gambling the Aisle, as well as a literary fiction award from the Writer’s Well for her debut novel, Her Kind, a novel. Her work has appeared in The New Poet Journal, Tipton Poetry Journal, Gypsy Cab, Mankato Poetry Review, North Coast Review, Split Lip Magazine and Crab Fat Literary Magazine among others.