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Rabbit Holes and Easter Eggs: Writing Historical Fiction (Online seminar)
May 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Instructor: Liza Taylor
$60 Members | $65 Nonmembers
Saturday, 5/9/20 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Liza Nash Taylor’s two forthcoming historical novels are set in 1925 and 1931. ETIQUETTE FOR RUNAWAYS, partially set in Keswick and Charlottesville, comes out August 18. IN ALL GOOD FAITH will follow in 2021.
Liza will supply resources and discuss pitfalls, Easter eggs, and cheats for research techniques for setting, characters, and working with historical figures, as well as crafting period-appropriate dialogue and backgrounds. Applicable to both novels and short stories. For participants with works in progress, feel free to bring a short (5 minute) reading if you’d like to share your work. Writers at all levels are welcome.
Liza Nash Taylor is the author of two novels forthcoming from Blackstone Publishing. The first, ETIQUETTE FOR RUNAWAYS, will be released August 18 in hardcover and audio.
Liza was a 2018 Hawthornden International Fellow and received an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts the same year. She was the 2016 winner of the San Miguel Writer’s Conference Fiction Prize and her work has appeared in Microchondria II, (an anthology by the Harvard Bookstore), Gargoyle Magazine, Deep South, and others. A native Virginian, she lives in Keswick, with her husband and dogs.