Friday, August 10, 2007

MOHAI Writers' Seminar

Seattle's Museum of History & Industry has offered the Nearby History program for nine years, helping researchers and writers, working on "nearby" projects. "Nearby" means personal, not just close to home.

I was very fortunate to have taken this seminar to work on a family history project and I can say that the people I met and the education I received were invaluable.

Each fall, the Museum offers a writers' seminar on ten successive Sunday afternoons, in which fifteen writers work together on their projects, sharing their drafts. This year the program will run from October 7 through December 9, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

I enjoyed the program so much, I have signed up for this fall's program. The program is stimulating, warm and encouraging. This year, writers are working on biography and history topics in New Hampshire, New York City, Seattle and Minnesota, as well as elsewhere.

The museum had a full class with a waiting list three weeks ago, but now two fine writers have had to drop out. Participation in the seminar is limited to writers who have either taken the museum's introduction to Nearby History or who have completed the UW Family History program.

If you would like to write this fall and would like more information,
please contact Lorraine McConaghy at lorraine.mcconaghy@seattlehistory.org.

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