Nonfiction & History Writing Group (with Ken Mondschein) - March 10th Meeting
The nonfiction and history writing group is a small*, casual once-a month to read from and discuss our works in progress, both long- and short-form. Led by Ken Mondschein, who holds a PhD in History, we talk about historiography (the study of the study of history), doing research, writing strategies, how to draw in the reader, rhetorical tricks, and how to construct a narrative around factual events. We'll also analyze works of nonfiction and how we can learn from other writers to make our own work better. This is a casual group for nonfiction writers of all levels who are seeking support, guidance, and community. Bring your work in progress with you, as well as any questions you've pondering over! Each group meeting is limited to 8 participants, to better enable sharing and feedback. So sign up sooner rather than later!
KEN MONDSCHEIN is a scholar and author with expertise in subjects ranging from the Middle Ages to modern pop culture, as well as a jouster and fencing master. His work has appeared in the New York Press, various consumer magazines, and elsewhere. He received his PhD in history from Fordham University, was a Fulbright scholar to France, and is currently a Fellow at the Arthur F. Kinney Center for Renaissance Studies. Though Ken's scholarly concentration is premodern Europe, he has taught, lectured, spoken, consulted, and published on everything from medieval science to the political uses of the past, and worked with organizations ranging from the J. Paul Getty Museum to the History Channel to the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is the author of numerous academic books and articles, as well as his latest book, Game of Thrones and the Medieval Art of Warfare (McFarland).
WHEN: Sunday, March 10 (1 - 4pm)
WHERE: Williamsburg, MA