Navigating Untold Stories: A Historical Fiction Workshop with Zach Eddy
What did David Thompson think to himself as he navigated the pre-dammed Columbia, floating for the first time into what is now present-day Wenatchee? What did the tense conversations look and sound like, as the passenger train moved in and out of the smoke-filled Wellington tunnel, and some decided to hike out in waist-deep snow before the deadly avalanche fell? Explore local history at the Museum and learn new techniques to help guide you to a place of discovery, while you navigate 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 the stories and why they matter today.
This is a two-hour generative workshop focused on all steps of the writing process. Come prepared to go where our local history leads you, and be prepared to write and share. We will look at specific examples of historical fiction to learn from and discuss the genre in context with others. All genres, age 15+, all writing backgrounds welcome.
This is a free program for members, non-members pay $10. Registration is required and space is limited.
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Zach Eddy is a former aluminum worker and has lived and worked throughout the Pacific Northwest. He received his MFA in Poetry from the University of Idaho in 2021. His work has been published or is forthcoming 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, among others. 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. He teaches English composition at Wenatchee Valley College and is an operations coordinator for the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center.