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Historical Fiction Workshop

Navigating Untold Stories: A Historical Fiction Workshop – 1/19/2024

Learn how to write with Wenatchee Valley College instructor Zach Eddy

The Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center has partnered with Wenatchee Valley College instructor and local writer Zach Eddy for the Navigating Untold Stories: A Historical Fiction Workshop Saturday, Jan. 20, from 6-9 PM.

Explore local history at the Museum and learn new techniques to help guide you to a place of discovery, while navigating the blurry line between fiction and non-fiction. Discover what stories hide in the gaps of the historical record. What dark truths remain uncovered? Explore who gets to tell these stories and why they matter today.

This workshop is a three-hour workshop focused on all steps of the writing process. Come prepared to go where our local history leads you, and be ready to write and share. Students will look at specific examples of historical fiction to learn and discuss the genre in context with others. All genres and writing backgrounds are welcome.

“The historical record often invites more questions than it answers, and creative writing is largely about discovery, making historical fiction both a fun and necessary genre to explore the past,” Zach Eddy said. “The Museum is a great place to discover these hidden and sometimes forgotten truths.”

Zach Eddy is a former aluminum worker and has lived throughout the Pacific Northwest. He received his MFA in Poetry from the University of Idaho. His poem “Before the Closure, Before I Quit” was nominated for the 2021 Best of the Net anthology, and his poem “Fish Eyes” won the 2016 Wenatchee Valley College Earth Day Poetry Prize. His work has been published in High Desert Journal, The Comet Magazine, Terrain.org, Northwest Review, Shrub-Steppe, The Confluence, Poetry Northwest, and Spokane Public Radio’s A Poetry Moment. He teaches creative writing and English composition at Wenatchee Valley College, and is an operations coordinator for the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center.

Tickets are $5 for members and $15 for non-members. Registration is required and can be found on the museum’s website here. For more information call the museum at (509) 888-6240.

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