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June 29, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online event
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Woman in Renaissance-style clothing holding up book
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Historical Fiction: Not Just the Facts

Monday, June 29, 2020

Learn about the ins and outs of writing–and reading–historical fiction!

Whether you'd like to write historical fiction, or if you just love reading it, you'll enjoy this lively discussion!

Author Mary F. Burns, co-founder of the Northern California Chapter of the Historical Novel Society, will help us explore the genre:
  • Issues involved in presenting real-life people and historical events
  • The craft of writing historical fiction
  • Interesting ways to read the genre
  • Hands-on writing exercises

About Mary F. Burns
Mary Burns's creative fiction writing began with a prize-winning short story for the 2000 Mendocino Coast Writers Conference.  Two other short stories garnered first place awards, and she was an invited participant at the 2004 Squaw Valley Community of Writers Conference. Her first historical novel, titled J-The Woman Who Wrote the Bible, was published in July 2010 by O-Books Publishers, UK. Her subsequent books have included The Spoils of Avalon, The Love for Three Oranges, and The Unicorn in the Mirror.