I am very excited to announce that the University of Rhode Island’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) has asked me to teach a class for them! On Tuesday, June 19, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., I will be teaching a one-time writing class at the Kingston Campus. Here is the class write-up from the course catalog:
Writing a historical novel requires a careful balance between fact and fiction. The addition of real-life characters and events may benefit a novel by adding a layer of credibility. However, these same historical people and occurrences might conflict with the tale the author is trying to tell. We will examine some popular historical fiction, discuss the pros and cons of including history in novels, and then do a few simple exercises that illustrate the process of incorporating historical people and events into a story line. No previous writing experience necessary.
If you’d like to enroll, the class costs $10 and you may register online at web.uri.edu/olli or by calling the school at (401) 874-4197.
I’d be thrilled to see some familiar faces there!