Nonfiction & History Writing Group (with Ken Mondschein) - THREE meetings (please let us know which ones!)
The nonfiction and history writing group meets 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.
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, as a columnist for Nerve.com and The Faster Times, 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. His special interests are in Western depictions of ideas of time, in fencing treatises, and in medieval ideas of race and gender and, especially, countering white-nationalist uses of the Middle Ages. Ken 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: 9/23, 10/28, 11/26, 12/16 (1-3pm)- let us know which three you plan to attend!
Where: Commons Coworking, Williamsburg MA