Literary Character Development: Genealogy, Memory & Artistic License – Fiction Workshop
Instructor: Robin Throne
When: Saturday, October 28, 2-4pm
Where: Midwest Writing Center (RIPL, 401 19th St. Rock Island, IL 61201)
Cost: $10 for MWC members // $15 for non-members // FREE for high school/college students!
Award-winning author and educator Robin Throne will lead a fiction workshop on October 28. Thanks to the support of the Regional Development Authority, we are able to offer this workshop at a discount to the community, and free to high school & college students! Here’s a complete description:
Fiction 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 creative tool for writing historical fiction, creative nonfiction, or family history. In this session, genealogy, specifically Ancestry.com, is explored as an avenue for historical and literary fictional character development and research. This session is for genealogists as well as writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, or life story.
To register, you can use the PayPal link below; or, call Ryan Collins 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.
Space is limited, so register today!
Robin Throne holds a master’s degree in creative writing from Minnesota State University, was a 2016 writer-in-residence at Wolff Cottage, and is a fall 2017 visiting researcher at the John Henry Hauberg papers, Augustana College Thomas Treadway Library Special Collections. She is the recipient of the fourth David R. Collins literary achievement award, the third fiction chapbook prize from Gambling the Aisle, and a literary fiction award from the Writer’s Well for her debut novel, Her Kind, a novel. Her work has appeared recently in Trampset, The Voices Project, Tipton Poetry Journal, and SAGE Open among others.
This workshop is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Regional Development Authority and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.