Saturday, October 16, KAC's District 5 will feature a how-to program with the opportunity to use the steps presented to plan your approach to your manuscript whatever stage you are in. Gretchen Eick is a professional historian, her Ph.D. in American Studies from K.U. in 1998 and 20 years as a university professor. She wrote two prize-winning books published by university presses--Dissent in Wichita: The Civil Rights Movement in the Midwest, 1954-72 (University of Illinois Press, 2002/2007) and They Met at Wounded Knee: The Eastmans' Story (University of Nevada Press, 2020). Eick also has four published historical novels and a fifth expected in early 2022, as well as a book of short stories, an edited anthology, and a local history she co-wrote with Wichita State professors.
She will present how to research and write historical background that is authentic and engaging, how to make your writing accurate in its details of the time period, and how to generate interest in your manuscript among those most likely to have an interest in promoting it. Part of the session will involve participants in planning a piece of writing for themselves following her guidelines.
Kansas Authors Club D5 meeting is in person at Asbury Church 15th and St, Paul, Wichita, Saturday, October 16, 1:30-3:30 PM. If you cannot attend in person, meet with us via Zoom by clicking the registration button below in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. There is no need to preregister if you are attending in person.