Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Workshop: How To Write a Historical Novel

From CT IWWG Member Jessical Bram:

How to Write a Historical Novel: A one-time only workshop with visiting author Barbara Quick, author of Vivaldi's Virgins (Harper Collins 2007).


Whether you're writing a novel that takes place in a far-distant century or the not-so-distant past of your own life, you need to know how to find and organize the myriad facts that will give your story texture and authenticity. This two-hour workshop will teach you an unintimidating approach to historical research: the best sources, the most painless ways to approach them, and how to organize your material for easy access.

This is a one-time-only opportunity to learn directly from Berkeley, CA author Barbara Quick, who will be on the east coast for a book tour to promote her recently released work of historical fiction Vivaldi's Virgins.

Students who have completed this workshop can opt to work on an ongoing individual basis with Barbara, by private arrangement.

Wed. November 7
7 to 9 p.m.

32 Webb Road, Westport

$45, or $35 for current Westport Writers Workshop enrollees.



Barbara Quick is the author of Vivaldi's Virgins (July 2007: HarperCollins), a literary novel set in the foundling home in 18th century Venice where Antonio Vivaldi was resident priest and music master. The novel is being translated into ten languages, and has been included on several "best of season" booklists. Currently at work under contract for HarperCollins on a young adult novel set in 14th century Bologna, Barbara is the author of five other books, including the novel Northern Edge, which won the Discover Award and has just been optioned for a film. Barbara lives in Berkeley, California, with her teenage son. (For more information on Vivaldi's Virgins visit

To reserve your spot mail a check for the full registration amount to:
Jessica Bram Communications
32 Webb Road
Westport, CT 06880

For questions or more information contact Jessica Bram at (203) 227-3250 or

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