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Tucked in a drawer or on a closet shelf, you have grandmother’s letters, diaries from World War II, or perhaps old photos and newspaper clippings. They beckon you to dig in, discover more, write the history, and tell the untold stories. How do you start?
In this workshop you'll learn how to navigate historic papers in archival institutions and sift through raw files making them yield up their secrets. Discover how to conduct interviews, organize research materials, follow threads of connection to create vivid character studies, and weave an engaging nonfiction narrative.
This class is for those who want to tell compelling and accurate stories of real people or fictionalize true events. Each student will leave with a short written piece and knowledge of how and where to seek out more information to expand their beginning nugget of truth into an essay, short story or book manuscript.
Who is the Instructor? Angie Klink is the author of eight books. She is a historian, advertising copywriter, and scriptwriter. She writes biographies, histories, documentaries, children’s books, profiles, and essays. Klink authored the biographies The Deans’ Bible: Five Purdue Women and Their Quest for Equality, Kirby’s Way, and Divided Paths, Common Ground all published by Purdue University Press. She was the scriptwriter for the public education documentary Rise Above the Mark, narrated by actor Peter Coyote. She is currently conducting research and writing a book about the history of WBAA Radio, Indiana’s oldest radio station located at Purdue University. Klink has received 60 American Advertising Federation ADDY Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement honor, and an honorable mention in the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Competition. Learn more at www.angieklink.com
When is this class offered?
This class is offered live on Zoom on Saturday, September 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST.
Who should take this class? It is open to all writers.
What is the cost? $59. Nonrefundable fee of $25 included in each registration.