Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Author of "Living on Sisu" to speak on research for historical fiction July 24

Deborah K. Frontiera, award-winning author of books for both children and adults, displays and sells her books at the June 2013 Finn Fest Tori at Michigan Tech. Frontiera will speak about her research for writing historical fiction TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 24, at the Calumet Library. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)

CALUMET -- Award-winning author Deborah K. Frontiera will present "Digging Up the Past for 'Real' Historical Fiction" from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 24, at the Calumet Library.

Frontiera will be speaking about the experiences of ordinary people during the 1913 copper strike. She will discuss her research for Living on Sisu: The 1913 Union Copper Strike Tragedy, as well as what went into Copper Country Chronicler: The Best of J. W. Nara, and most recently, Picturing the Past: Finlandia University, 1896-2013. Her "adventures" in digging out the facts for all three books will help participants get a feel for the lives of people back then and also the richness of available resources in the Copper Country.

Following the presentation, Frontiera will be available to sign books. Proceeds from the sale of her books during this event will go to support projects sponsored by the Friends of the Calumet Public Library.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Calumet Public Library. For more information, visit the library or call 337-0311 ext. 1107.

Editor's Note: Read more about Deborah Frontiera's writing on her Web site.

2 comments:

thegoodgirl said...

Great job Debbie, Kat (SCBWI Houston)

thegoodgirl said...

Great job Debbie, Kat (SCBWI Houston)