Tue, Apr 09 | Florida Maritime Museum

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The Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum is excited to have local historian, author and Chief Historian of Historical Resources for Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court, Cathy Slusser teach a Historical Fiction Writing workshop.
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Apr 09, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St W, Cortez, FL 34215, USA

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The Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum is excited to have local historian, author and Chief Historian of Historical Resources for Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court, Cathy Slusser teach a Historical Fiction Writing workshop.

Try your hand at writing Historical Fiction in this introductory class. Learn research methods, imagining characters, creating settings, preparing dialogue and describing time periods. Participants should bring paper or a computer to write on and be ready to invent the beginning of a story set in the past. Everyone has a story, are you ready to tell yours?

*Please bring a lunch and your preferred writing materials (i.e. laptop, pen, paper, etc.)

Cathy Slusser is a second generation Floridian who grew up in St. Petersburg, but spent holidays and vacations with her grandparents who lived in Manatee County. She moved to Terra Ceia Island in northwest Manatee County in 1979. Cathy fell in love with history upon reading Eugenia Price novels in Middle School. When she traveled to St. Simons Island, Georgia and saw the places those characters lived, she knew that the subject of history could be alive and exciting. Ever since that time, she has made it her goal to share that message with others.

Cathy is the author of three novels about Manatee County history and the Atzeroth family, first settlers of Terra Ceia Island published as a trilogy called From A Heavenly Land and a novel based upon the lives of her grandmother and great grandmother called The Sea Beneath Us. Cathy is passionate about preserving Manatee County’s past and telling its stories to residents and visitors of all ages.

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