Advance registration is required for all classes.
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Registration Deadline: July 4, 2022
NOTE: Tuition includes a $25 one-time registration fee. If you have already paid the fee, it will be deducted from your total before your card is charged.
This 2-day writing workshop, led by Peterborough, New Hampshire author Christine Halvorson, will encourage family historians and/or reluctant writers to shape their genealogical research into stories worthy of sharing. The writing method works for writing nonfiction or fiction — and both are acceptable for family history writing. We’ll tackle writing exercises to get your creative juices flowing, and to help you “get over yourself” by shutting up your nagging internal editor. We’ll share with each other for gentle critique and comment. We’ll explore what makes for good story structure, characterization, and description. Along the way, genealogy tips and tricks will be offered. Every family story deserves to be told. At the end of this workshop, you will have gained the confidence to tell yours. Perfect for beginner/intermediate writers and amateur genealogists.
Christine Halvorson is an author from Peterborough, New Hampshire. Her work of fiction, Inmate, arose from a stumbling block in her genealogical research. A sequel will be published in 2022. Christine has written hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, and several books-for-hire for Yankee Publishing and Publications International. Her Spinning Gold presentation for genealogists has been staged at libraries across New Hampshire. She recently retired from running her own social media marketing agency.