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Friday, July 15, 2011

Hearts Through History Campus - August


Pioneering Women of the West
Instructor: Anna Kathryn Lanier
Dates: August 1, 2011 -- August, 312011
Registration Deadline: July 31, 2011
Fee: $10/HHRW members, $20/others
Click HERE for Registration Form
FMI: HHRW Campus Coordinator: classes@heartsthroughhistory.com
Class Description:

The West was discovered by men looking for adventure and fortune. But it was civilized by women who brought families, schools, churches, and stability to the area.
In PIONEERING WOMEN OF THE WEST, you'll learn about the western movement, the treacherous journey hundreds of thousands people took and of the lives of specific women who helped shape the West, intentionally or not. Some women went looking for a better life; others followed their man into the wilderness.
There will be three lectures a week, with time for questions and answers and additional research on the participants' part.
Schedule:

August 1-7: Introductions; Syllabus; Western Movement overview
August 8-14: Who Went; Westward Ho!: Getting Started;  Keturah Belknap
August 15-21: The Women: Mail-order Brides; Teachers; Doctors
August 22-28: Off the Beaten Path: Makers and Shakers; Miscellaneous
August 29-31: Wrap-up

Bio:
Anna Kathryn Lanier fell into the Western Movement by accident, but just like those mountain men and brave women of the 19th Century, Anna Kathryn was bitten by the Western bug, too. Research naturally followed her interest and though she doesn't claim to be an expert, she knows just enough to get her into trouble.
Anna Kathryn is published in both contemporary and historical Westerns with The Wild Rose Press. Visit her at www.aklanier.com and http://annakathrynlanier.blogspot.com.

Format: Course is conducted via Yahoo Groups email with lessons and Q&A
For additional information, contact the Campus Coordinator.

Click HERE to register for this class.

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Worldbuilding for Writers
Instructor: Rebecca Lynn
Dates: August 8, 2011--August 26, 2011

Registration Deadline: August 7, 2011
Fee: $10/HHRW members, $20/others
Click HERE for Registration Form
FMI: HHRW Campus Coordinator: classes@heartsthroughhistory.com

Class Description:


A world-building course focusing on all facets of fictional writing, not just on fantasy and paranormal books. Historical fiction and contemporary genre fiction writers need to know how to world-build, as well. World-building, at its foundation, is about incorporating functional and systematic details into narrative. This class will start with the basic building blocks of a world (whether known or invented) and move toward the integration of research and world-building into narrative fiction. It includes a specific tool through which to build your world that students have found quite helpful. Hope you enjoy!

Week One: The building blocks of fictional worlds
The two main methods of world-building

Week Two: Organizing and ordering your fictional world
Resources for world-building in genres

Week Three: Integrity in your fictional world
Tools for dissecting the world-building of others

Week Four: Integrating world-building details into narrative and dialogue.
Pulling it all together, servicing the larger story.


Bio:

Rebecca Lynn took an MFA in Creative Writing and an undergraduate degree in Linguistics and Literature, and has taught both writing and literature courses on the collegiate level. She has published short fiction as well as some short non-fiction, and academic articles. She's taught world-building workshops to college writers, and does one-on-one coaching with writers on the systematic integration of world-building in their narrative.


Format: Course is conducted via Yahoo Groups email with lessons and Q&A

For additional information, contact the Campus Coordinator.


Click HERE to register for this class.

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