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Pat Conroy Literary Center

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308 Charles Street
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States

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June 2017

Writing What You Know You Don’t Know: Researching Before Writing

June 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pat Conroy Literary Center, 308 Charles Street
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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Burgeoning writers are often told by well-meaning teachers to “write what you know,” but it is often in the realms of what we don’t know that we can find and foster our most intriguing stories. Michel Stone, author of The Iguana Tree and Border Child, knew very little about the lived experiences of illegal immigrants when she began writing a novel (and then a second novel) on that subject. Michel will draw from her own writing life as an instructive case study in research-based fiction writing and share....

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