18 May 2011

ACT Writers Centre event: researching and writing history

Are you an aspiring writer of non-fiction history books? This workshop hosted by the ACT Writers Centre will help you to devise a practical schedule and plan to produce a manuscript that can be submitted to potential publishers.
This workshop will help you to focus on what you need to do to frame a research project in history and to finish and publish your historical writing. Course participants will be encouraged to apply the questions and exercises to their own projects. Although Peter Stanley is well known as a military historian, the course will relate to historical writing generally. Topics covered will include:

  • setting the question
  • framing the task
  • identifying and using the sources
  • planning and writing
  • finishing the manuscript
  • getting published

Event: Researching and writing history: how to start and how to finish with Dr Peter Stanley
Date and Time: 1-5pm Saturday 18 June
Cost: $72 members, $64 concessional members, $100 non-members (includes 6 months of membership)
Venue: Yass Valley Library (at the back of the Memorial Hall, off Comur Street), Yass
Bookings: You can book by phone on 6262 9191, online via https://app.formassembly.com/forms/view/1026 or at the office. Payment is required at time of booking.

About the presenter:

Dr Peter Stanley has published 20 books of military, medical or social history. In 2008 he published Invading Australia: Japan and the Battle for Australia, 1942 (Viking Penguin) and A Stout Pair of Boots: Exploring Australia's battlefields (Allen & Unwin). In 2009 he published Far Side of Tears: Remembering the Commandos of St Nazaire (Murdoch Books) and Between Victory and Death: Shadows of Mont St Quentin (Scribe Books). His latest non-fiction book was Bad Characters, and his next will be Digger Smith and Australia's Great War. He is the Director of the Centre for Historical Research at the National Museum of Australia.

This workshop is presented with support from Yass Valley Library and Southern Tablelands Arts.

Click here to borrow books by Peter Stanley from Libraries ACT.