Sat, Oct 06|
Florida Maritime Museum
Writing Workshop - Historical Fiction
Try your hand at writing Historical Fiction in this introductory class taught by local historian, Cathy Slusser. Learn research methods, imagining characters, creating settings, preparing dialogue and describing time periods. Must bring your own lunch.
Time & Location
Oct 06, 2018, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St W, Cortez, FL 34215, USA
About the event
* Please note that on our previous website the processing fees were separate. The processing fees are now included in the price. Our prices have not been raised.
Participants should bring paper or a computer to write on and be ready to invent! Also, bring along a packed lunch.
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.
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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