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Sunday, May 7 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
10E: Research in Service to the Story— Story in Service to Research
Limited Capacity seats available

How do historical novels and nonfiction books embody narratives? And how does this affect the research one does for them? In this seminar, Steven Beeber and Peter Bebergal—two widely published authors and journalists—discuss ways to uncover the story at the heart of your research and how to research the story to give it both context and heft. Whether books are based on fiction or fact, they boil down the generalized into the specific, showing how essential historical events and people are related and have consequence. This seminar will help you discover the essential story in your complicated narratives so that you can avoid wasting time in nonessential research. Come with a short (100- to 300-word) description of your book and you will emerge with a more streamlined version of your story and the research and writing objectives necessary to complete it.

Speakers
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Peter Bebergal

Author, STRANGE FREQUENCIES
Peter Bebergal is the author of Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll, Too Much to Dream: A Psychedelic American Boyhood and The Faith between Us: A Jew and a Catholic Search for the Meaning of God (with Scott Korb), and the forthcoming Strange Frequencies. He w... Read More →
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Steven Beeber

Author, THE HEEBIE-JEEBIES AT CBGB'S: A SECRET HISTORY OF JEWISH PUNK
Steven Lee Beeber is the author of The Heebie-Jeebies at CBGB’s: A Secret History of Jewish Punk, the editor of AWAKE!: A Reader for the Sleepless, and the associate editor of the literary journal, Conduit. His work has appeared in Harpers, The New York Times, The Paris Review, F... Read More →


Sunday May 7, 2017 11:30am - 12:45pm
Stuart Room

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