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Family History Writers

May

31
Thursday
10:00AM - 11:00AM

Show, Don’t Tell: Creative Nonfiction Writing for Genealogists

Presenter: Lisa Alzo, MFA


As genealogists, we often focus on facts and uncover so much information that our research produces nothing but boring lists. But do you really know what happened between the dashes of your ancestors’ lives? How can you share that information in a compelling way? Learn how to use creative nonfiction writing techniques to produce a “can’t put down” family history.

Level:
Beginner. Just starting to do family history., Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records.
Topic:
Writing and Publishing: family history writing, publishing, e-publishing, copyright/plagiarism
Focus:
Not specific as to geography or ethnicity