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    • Sat, June 13, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online Event
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    WWA Saturday Morning Online

    Writing Historical Fiction Workshop

    WWA Signature Workshop

    This event is Virtual!

    (limit 60 seats)

    Writing Historical Fiction Workshop


    Details

    When:    Saturday June 13, 2020 - 9 am - 12 Noon

    Location: Online Virtual Event

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    Pricing & Registration

    Registration: $20* ($40.00 for non-members) includes both workshop sessions.

    Registration Cutoff: When 60 seat capacity is filled.

    Vendor Registration: Sorry, This is an online event with no vendors. To be listed as an online sponsor of this event, please contact kpekrul.editor@gmail.com.


    Session descriptions

    Liz Tolsma - Turning History into Fiction, workshop session led by inspirational writer and best-selling author Liz Tolsma. 

    Maybe you have a great family story, or you heard an interesting tidbit of history you’d love to turn into a novel. Practically, how do you go about that? This 60-minute session followed by Q&A will explore what liberties you can and cannot take when using real people’s stories, when and how to change real-life history, how to do your research, and what pitfalls to watch out for along the way.

    Visit Liz online at LizTolsma.com 

    With five historical WWII books, and six novellas to her credit, Tolsma's most recent book The Pink Bonnet, released June 2019 is part of the True Colors Historical Stories of American Crimes Series.

      

    THE PINK BONNET TRAILER

    In recent news she is busy with her second book in romantic suspense, The Green Dress, and has recently signed a contract with Barbour Publishing for her third romantic suspense book in the True Colors Crime series The Gold Digger.


    Linda Jane Niedfeldt - Creating Snapshots to Build Your Characters and Story, workshop session led by author, writer, editor and photo-journalist Linda Jane (Janie) Niedfeldt.  

    The research process behind writing young adult historical fiction is an interesting journey that you can love nearly as much as writing itself. But where do you begin? What kind of research is available for building historically accurate interesting characters and stories? This 60-minute session followed by Q&A will explore how to walk through the many layers of research available and how to use eyewitness accounts, children’s resource books, microfilm, church histories, and, even, Google to picture people in a specific place and year. Through slides and discussions, the class will focus on the late 1920s when German-Russian people fled Russia. 

    Visit Janie online at lindajaneniedfeldt.com

    Linda Jane (Janie) Niedfeldt published two children's historical fiction novels in the 1990s, then added a third in the series in 2018. A German-Russian girl, Lisenka, is the main character in each book. Janie's current publishing project is an adventure memoir, comprised of 154 vignettes from experiences hiking the Appalachian Trail with her husband and four kids. For more information go to lindajaneniedfeldt.com

    The Lisenka series:

    • RED as in Russia and Measles and Love
    • GREEN as in Springtime, New Life, and God’s Will
    • WHITE as Christmas Snow, a Candle’s Glow, and Heaven’s Robe

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    *Registration Fee Refunds

    Your registration fee, is wholly refundable on request up to Monday, June 1, 2020. After June 1 no refund is available.


    WWA Members & Friends:     The COVID-19 coronavirus risk is significant. The WWA is monitoring these risks with our members and the public in mind. As such, WWA encourages members to check on the status of WWA events before planning to attend to ensure that the event or activity has not been canceled due to elevated concerns. If an event is scheduled to take place, WWA encourages you to use your best judgement for your own health and consider the health of other attendees if you have symptoms. WWA will carefully consider the risks posed before canceling an event.  


           For further info re COVID19, please see https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus


    • Sun, August 02, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • Fri, August 07, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • The Retreat Center at Cedar Valley Center & Spa, 5349 County Road D, West Bend, WI 53090 262.629.9202

    NEW DATE: August 2-7, 2020

    WWA - Supporting Sponsor of this Event

    Check back often, more details to come...

    Learn more at https://nipbookcamp.wordpress.com/

    N-I-P Bookcamp is an intense, 6-day, 6-night, full-immersion workshop-retreat for writers in all genres working on a novel or creative nonfiction book. Whether you are working on your first novel, an Indie author, or an established writer looking for someone to bounce ideas off of, the Bookcamp will help you advance your manuscript and provide timely advice to get your work published.

    Space is limited, and there is a discount to register early. Only the first 13 registrants are guaranteed a single room. Additional, double rooms are available.

    The Bookcamp’s schedule offers instruction, critique sessions, discussions on the current publishing industry, one-on-one meetings about your project, and pitch sessions with literary agents.


    WWA Members & Friends:     The COVID-19 coronavirus risk is significant. The WWA is monitoring these risks with our members and the public in mind. As such, WWA encourages members to check on the status of WWA events before planning to attend to ensure that the event or activity has not been canceled due to elevated concerns. If an event is scheduled to take place, WWA encourages you to use your best judgement for your own health and consider the health of other attendees if you have symptoms. WWA will carefully consider the risks posed before canceling an event.  


           For further info re COVID19, please see https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus


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