Denver Free Program – February 2016

February Workshop

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(Photo by Patrick Campbell/University of Colorado)Filling the Gaps in Historical Fiction

Presented by Jack Marshall Maness
Saturday, February 61:00 P.M. to 3:00 PM
Bear Valley Branch Library
5171 W Dartmouth Ave, Denver, CO 80236

No RSVP Required

Ever wonder where the research either should or must end, and the writing begin? Ever struggle to find the balance between history and fiction, between fact and imagination? In this workshop we’ll explore how holes in the historical record can be filled with creativity. Author and librarian Jack Marshall Maness will show a little of his research and writing process, and we’ll share our own work with our fellow writers (please bring a couple pages or ideas that have you stuck and we'll try to un-stick them!)

Jack Marshall Maness is the author of Song of the Jayhawk, winner of the 2015 Colorado Book Award for Historical Fiction. The Historical Novel Society wrote he works a “great deal of fascinating history into his narrative, and the personalities he fills the plots with . . . are conveyed very vividly through excellent dialog.” His debut novel and the first in a trilogy, it was inspired by the lives of his great-great grandparents in 1850s Kansas. By day he is a professor and librarian at the University of Colorado Boulder.

(Photo by Patrick Campbell/University of Colorado)
Sheri Duff