Writers' Weekend 2012
Most writing can benefit from a little research. Factual errors are jarring to readers whether the text is fiction or non-fiction and well-researched facts can help create a strong and believable tone, setting, and characters in writing of any genre.
Primary sources, secondary sources, fact-checking, interviewing people, separating authoritative information (the "good" stuff) from the rest (the "iffy" stuff, which is so easily available online)—for many people research can be a daunting task. Join researcher and blogger Christine Hayes, who works in the Community Heritage and Family History department of the library and specializes in the areas of family and local history, as she presents an introduction to historical research methods and resources.
Finding the Facts—Historical Research for Writers
Saturday, February 4, 2012
10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Central Library 616 Macleod Trail SE
Click here to register or call 403-260-2620.
To get an idea of the wonderful work Christine does, check out the award-winning Community Heritage and Family History blog.
10.00–10.30 Finding the Facts: Historical Research for Writers
10.30–11.30 Ten Ways to Kill Your Writing
12.00–1.00 Publishing and Editing
1.00–2.00 Make it in Magazine
2.00–3.00 Mainlining the Language of Love
3.00–4.00 Sex Sells In Every Genre