Writing the Historical Novel - September 11, 2017

Conquering the Challenges of Writing the Historical Novel

Hosted by Women Who Write

A workshop combining story, history, characters and research.

Writing a historical novel demands extensive work. Writers need to please the credentialed historian and the genre’s avid readers. Join us as author Sue Kelly Ballard examines effective strategies to drop characters into a world where conflicts, actions, and resolutions are a satisfying integrated whole. Ballard will explain the components necessary for a great novel and the structured planning required in bringing it all together.

Come join us. All genres and genders are welcome.

Monday, September 11, 2017, 6 to 9 PM

Bardstown Road Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall

1722 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205

The church is located north of Speed Ave on Bardstown Road, near The Bard's Town.

Parking is across from the fire station.





WWW members $10, non-members $20

Sue Kelly Ballard, author of My Blessed, Wretched Life: Rebecca Boone’s Story, was born in Kentucky but raised as an army brat in several states and overseas. Her career has been divided between the corporate world in Kentucky, Colorado, and Indiana, and later, as a community college professor of chemistry. She recently retired as a professor emerita.

Ballard is a member of the Filson Historical Society, the DAR, the Historical Novel Society, the Board of Directors of the Boone Society and co-editor for the Society's Compass newsletter. She currently resides in Elizabethtown, Ky., with her husband, Jimmie. Her creative side has been nurtured by her love of travel, history, literature, and writing.

Berea Writers July Events

Berea Writers is sponsoring these  local writing events in July:

Tuesday, July 11 - Poetry Reading and Open Mic
5:00 pm | Berea Arts Council, 139 N. Broadway, Berea (side entrance)
Christina Lovin is the recipient of the 2007 Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council and author of several books of poetry. She will read from her poetry, followed by open mic at Berea Arts Council Tuesday, July 11 at 5:00 pm

Saturday, July 15 - Close Reading
1:30 pm | Madison County Public Library, 319 Chestnut St., Berea
Take an in-depth look at a section of a classic author's work and analyze the literary techniques used.


Writers Conf. & 2017 SOKY Book Fest - April 21

The Kentucky Writers Conference is April 21.  Authors who will be participating in the 2017 SOKY Book Fest on Saturday, April 22, 2017, will give attendees at the Writers Conference the benefit of their wisdom the day before, Friday, April 21, 2017.

Free workshops on a variety of writing topics will be presented during this day-long event.  The day begins at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.  Sessions run for 75 minutes.  The conference is open to anyone who would like to attend.  Space is limited.  Registration will be open by February.

A schedule and information about registration will be available soon.

Know of an upcoming event?

Has your writing group scheduled a seminar or other event?  Is it about to publish an anthology?  Is one of your group's members about to publish an article or book?  Holding a book signing?  Let me know so I can help spread the word!