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Local Author Joanna Higgins presents Fact and Fiction: Writing the Historical Novel

March 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Image of Court Street Bridge in Owego, NY on flyer for Coburn Academy, a local TED-Style educational group.

Joanna Higgins 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 Meredith Gallaro.


March 21
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Registration may be closed for this event. Contact the library for more information by emailing director@coburnfreelibrary.org.