Live Webinar -"The Write Stuff: Using Nonfiction Writing Techniques to Write a Better Family History" by Lisa Alzo

  • 11 May 2015
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Vigo County Public Library, Lower Level, Terre Haute, IN
 
  

“The Write Stuff: Using Nonfiction Writing Techniques to Write a Better Family History"

Live Webinar  by
 
 
  Lisa Alzo 
    

Monday, May 11, 2015

    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

   VCPL Rooms A, B & C

   6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializing

 

As genealogists we often focus on facts and uncover so much information that our research produces nothing but boring lists. But do you really know what happened between the dashes of your ancestors' lives?  How can you share that information in a compelling and interesting way?  This session will discuss how to use nonfiction writing techniques to produce a "can't put down" family history that will keep the pages turning for generations.

 

Lisa Ann Alzo, M.F.A., grew up in Duquesne , Pennsylvania , and currently resides in Ithaca , New York . She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1987 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997.

Lisa began writing creatively in the fourth grade with an assignment entitled, “All About Me,” and went on to win several English/Writing awards in high school and college.

   

 

Lisa has published articles in Ancestry Magazine, Discovering Family History Magazine, Family Chronicle , Family Tree Magazine , Genealogical Computing, Reunions Magazine, NGSNews Magazine, Reunions Magazine, Western Pennsylvania History Magazine, FEEFHS Journal and Rocenka: Journal of the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International, The Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly.

   

An avid genealogist for 22 years, Lisa currently teaches online genealogy courses for Family Tree University and the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She is the recipient of the 2002 Mary Zirin Prize given by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies to recognize the achievements of independent scholars, and is a frequently invited speaker for national conferences, genealogical and historical societies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Preserving The Past, Serving The Present, Promoting The Future"

Wabash Valley Genealogy Society 

Based in Vigo County, Terre Haute, Indiana. Serving Clark, Crawford and Edgar Counties in Illinois.

Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo in Indiana

 

P.O. Box 9347

Terre Haute, Indiana 47808-9347

       

Society Email Address: wvgs@inwvgs.org

Society Phone Number: 812-264-1510   Please leave a message.

President: Mike Lewman     Email: mblewman@yahoo.com 

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