If you’ve ever wanted to learn to write like a published author – or if you’re thinking of writing your own book – then you have two great chances in March to brush up on your skills!
Join Drinking Boston author Stephanie Schorow and Randy Ross of randyrossmedia.com at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education on Sunday, March 3rd and Sunday, March 10th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. for their writing workshop, So You Want to Write a Book About That: A Nonfiction Narrative Workshop. According to the CCAE, the class will focus on the ins and outs of nonfiction writing in today’s digital world and how to develop killer pitches for editors, publishers, and agents. Students will look at how to create a crucial “platform” for their work with the use of key social media tools. There will be in-class exercises but students will be asked to complete an assignment on their own time between sessions. Participants should expect to actively engage in discussions and critiques. The class, which is limited to 12 students, costs $121.
If you can’t make it to the CCAE’s workshop, join Stephanie and Arlington Community Education at Arlington High School on Tuesday, March 26th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. for a session entitled “Writing Boston History.” According to ACE, Schorow will put on a multi-media presentation and discuss the joys and challenges of writing about Boston history. She will also share her tips and techniques for researching topics as varied as George’s Island, the Cocoanut Grove fire, and Whitey Bulger. The evening will enthrall anyone with an interest in Boston history or in someday writing his or her own book. The session is co-sponsored by the Robbins Library and the Arlington Advocate and the cost is just $10.
Stephanie is the author of Drinking Boston, which introduces readers to the cast of characters who championed or vilified drinking and the places where they imbibed—legally and otherwise. Drinking Boston examines the city’s complicated relationship with alcohol, dating back to Revolutionary taverns and pre-Prohibition saloons, and brings readers to today’s neighborhood barrooms and the current cocktail renaissance that’s sweeping the nation.
Stephanie is a history writer and a journalist and has authored six books on Boston history, including Boston on Fire: A History of Fires and Firefighting in Boston, The Cocoanut Grove Fire, The Crime of the Century: How the Brinks Robbers Stole Millions and the Hearts of Boston, among others. A seasoned reporter, Stephanie has worked for the Boston Herald and the Associated Press.