Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Researching and Writing Regional and Local History

RIVER VALLEY WRITERS GROUP is proud to present

Dr. Richard Etulain

Giving us a workshop on



Friday, September 9, 2011
from 9-11:30 am, and 12:30-2 pm
At the Dayville Presbyterian Church

There will be an Oregon Trail Pioneer style lunch provided during the break.


Preregistration is suggested due to limited seating!
$20.00 donation requested.
Make checks out to River Valley Writers Group.

Send checks to Kelly Cooper
29584 Franks Creek Road,
Dayville, OR. 97825 


This workshop will be devoted to the study and encouragement of regional and local historical writing. 

Primarily, I will provide several suggestions about researching and writing history that should be helpful to each participant-as well as to the entire group.

I want to incorporate the current interests and projects of workshop participants into my comments about research and writing. We can help each other, more than we often have, in the lonesome and frustrating business of authorship. Such encouragement and support often come first in knowing the current endeavors of fellow scribblers.

In addition, I'll emphasize the varieties of materials available to researchers, particularly those working on Oregon and western subjects. Of course I'll want to speak specifically, too, about the strengths and possible limitations of regional-local history. Finally, I'll note some of the markets open to writers of regional-local history. Most of all, the workshop will be a time of sharing and encouragement. Please come.

Richard (Dick) W. Etulain

Richard W. Etulain is Professor Emeritus of History and former Director of the Center for the American West at the University of New Mexico.

He is a specialist in the history and literature of the American West and has authored or edited more than forty-five books.

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