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Filling in the Gaps: Historical Research in Creative Writing

Monday, April 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Creative writers of all genres are invited to learn how historical (or other) research can enhance creative writing—or bog it down with information. Houston writer and award-winning teacher Claire Fuqua Anderson shares strategies and pitfalls of incorporating research into creative work in a three-hour workshop, followed by a reading from her novel in progress set in Texas during the Dust Bowl. Workshop participants will interact with archived materials from Special Collections in M.D. Anderson Library at the University of Houston.

The workshop will take place from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and be followed by a reading at 5:30 pm. Due to limited space, the workshop will be capped at fifteen. Email [email protected] to RSVP for the workshop. The workshop and reading are free and open to the public. This event is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

Claire Fuqua Anderson is a graduate of the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. She is an English Lecturer at the University of Houston and teaches at Grackle & Grackle Writing Enterprises. She is currently working on a novel set in Texas during the Dust Bowl.


Monday, April 30, 2018
2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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University of Houston Honors College M.D. Anderson Library
212 M.D. Anderson Library
Houston, 77204
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