Upcoming Guest Speaker Schedule
September 11, 2017
p.m. Member networking; Program begins at 7:00 p.m.
Shelton Public Library (aka The Plumb Memorial Library)
65 Wooster Street, Shelton, CT
Processing Research Into a Captivating Story
Beth M. Caruso
TOPIC: "Handling Historical Fact in Fiction"
Historical Fiction can be based on actual events and can be done to captivate the hearts and minds of readers in a way that that a straight historical account of the same event cannot. Beth Caruso will discuss how her scholarly pursuits gave her the skills to pursue historical information pertaining to the mysterious life of Alice Young, the first colonial witch hanging victim. As result of her research, she recreated a map of Alice Young's neighborhood in the seventeenth century. She will discuss the importance of researching to convey accurate historical details as well as the use of personal life experience to create a novel that is authentic historically, experientially, and emotionally.
Author and Genealogist Susan Winters Smith called Carusoís novel One of Windsor the example of how research can turn historical fact into a great fictional story. On the academic side, this talented author earned her Bachelor of Arts in French Literature and Hispanic Studies and a Masters in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati; she received her Masterís in Public Health from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
refreshments will be served.
at 6:30 p.m.,
speaker at 7:00 p.m.)
Plumb Memorial Library
65 Wooster Street in Shelton
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