Free Programs – Western Slope

Western Slope Monthly Programs are free to both members and non-members. They are three to four hours long on a Saturday morning. Topics vary. Check the event for registration requirements. Questions? Contact Terri Benson at

August Free Program

Looking for Research in All the Right Places
Terri Benson

Saturday, August 19 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Location: DMEA Building, Montrose, Colorado

All are welcome to attend. A light breakfast will be included. Please email to RSVP.

Who needs to do research? Pretty much everyone who writes, whether fiction or non-fiction, and in just about every genre.

“No problem,” you say. ”I’ll just Google that.” But is that fact really fiction?

Wonder where else to go to find out what a man of means would wear in 1692, or which planet would be closest to the sun on a specific date, or which kind of poison wouldn’t show up on a standard blood test?

This workshop will help you determine your needs, find the best places to look for answers, keep your research organized and on track, point out research pitfalls and how to prevent them, and keep you from falling down the rabbit hole of research!

As a life-long writer, Terri Benson has one published historical romance novel, award-winning short stories, and over a hundred articles—many award winning—in local and regional magazines and on-line e-zines. She is a multi-year member of RMFW and a decades-long member of RWA. Benson regularly pelts RMFW with blogs and articles. Writing historical novels as well as non-fiction articles, Benson has spent many an hour on research and she’ll pass along her experience, and expertise, to you.