Crafting Historical Fiction: A Workshop with Paterson Joseph

Paterson Joseph

Join Paterson Joseph, author of the acclaimed novel The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho for a two-part workshop on the art and craft of writing historical fiction. This hybrid workshop will start with one virtual session and a second session in-person with the author at the Cleveland Public Library’s Louis Stokes Wing.

Mr. Joseph will discuss finding inspiration in historical people and events, how the past can shed light on current social issues, and provide practical tools for bringing the past to life on the page.

He will also do an author Q&A after the workshop.

This workshop is for writers of all levels.

Virtual Session

Wednesday, July 17th, 6-7:30pm via Teams
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In-Person Workshop

Saturday, July 27th, 1-3:30pm, 525 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114
After this workshop, participants are invited to stay for a special author Q&A
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These free workshops are sponsored by Cleveland Public Library in partnership with the BorderLight Festival.