The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park is thrilled to announce “Writing Your Family History Workshops” in partnership with Amy Clark. The Workshops may be hung on Saturday, June 22, Saturday, July 27 and Saturday, August 24, from nine:30 a.M. Till 11:30 p.M. Each day inside the Victorian parlor.
Is she interested in writing approximately your circle of relatives, community, or area? Join us for a series of summer season workshops on “Writing Your Family History,” led by Amy Clark. Amy is the author/co-editor of books of nonfiction, Talking Appalachian and Success in Hill Country, and her essays about family and network have regarded in publications consisting of The New York Times, Salon, Blue Ridge Country mag, Crab Orchard Review, as well as NPR and numerous other courses. She is Director of the Appalachian Writing Project at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, in which she is Chair of Communication Studies and Co-Director of the Center for Appalachian Studies.
The fee for participation is $10 in keeping with workshop or a reduced price of $25 for all three workshops (registration required.) Pre-charge and registration for all three workshops include personalized comments at the player’s final manuscript (up to 10 pages.) Writers at all ranges are welcome, but the workshops can be designed for the ones in the starting degrees of drafting. Registration is due through Friday, June 21.
Session 1: June 22
Research and Drafting Your Family History: In this workshop, we can communicate approximately your goals in your writing and meet you in which you are within the method. We will discuss: writing from reminiscence and writing from genealogical and neighborhood history. In instruction for our next workshop, we will communicate about drafting the narrative.
Session 2: July 27
Writing the Family History: In this workshop, we can cognizance on the elements of location, character development, speak, and pacing. Be organized to proportion your work with others for asserting and helpful feedback.
Session 3: August 24
Revision, Editing, Publishing: In this workshop, we can talk cutting away what is unnecessary to show the great of the writing, commonplace modifying issues and the way to restoration them, and what to think about if you need to attempt publishing your paintings.
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