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Coburn Academy: Love learning? Learn local.

January 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Image of Coburn Academy Image. Shows Susquehanna River and bridge leading into Owego, NY
The current program line-up is:
February 14:  Canceled due to holiday
February 28th:  Local Author Joanna Higgins
March:  Ed Nizalowski will present on Women’s Suffrage – exact date TBD

Joanna’s presentation is called Fact and Fiction: Writing the Historical Novel

She will cover areas such as:

Where do ideas for historical novels come from?

Researching your idea

Incorporating research–What is too much?  What is not enough?

Transcending research with imaginative leaps

Creatively using “found objects”

Letting emotion be the guide to scene-writing

Language and the historical novel

Writing as rewriting–how the writing process can help

She will also read us an excerpt of her newest novel In the Fall They Leave.

image of the book In the Fall They Leave by Joanna Higgins

More about the group:
Join us each 2nd and 4th Tuesday for the COBURN ACADEMY.  In this educational group, area adults meet to learn from local presenters, TED-Talk Style.  We discuss local, regional, and universal topics covering all fields of study!

It’s our pleasure to bring the community together to learn, grow, and reconnect.

If you’re interested in attending but want more information, give us a call.  If you have an area of expertise that might interest the group and would like to present please call the desk and ask for Corinne Moshier or Meredith Gallaro.  They’ll be our on site coordinators for the rebooted program!



January 24
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Coburn Free Library
275 Main Street
Owego, NY 13827 United States
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