Monday, April 26, 2010

Research and the Art of Writing a Novel

A Presentation and Reading by Irene Blea

SuzannaThursday, May 13
7:00 pm
Main Library Community Room

Join Irene Blea as she discusses the research conducted at libraries, historical societies, research center archives, and villages in order to write her novel, Suzanna. She will review places and people not very well known outside of northern New Mexico: Ocate, Springer, Loma Parda, Watrous, Cimarron, Reyado, and Miami. Blea found she could blend her love of visiting and studying communities to write about Suzanna, a twelve-year-old girl in an arranged marriage to a thirty-nine-year-old man.

After 27 years of writing university sociology textbooks and articles, Dr. Blea has written her first historical novel. She’s also a lecturer and Chautauquean for the New Mexico Humanities Council.

This program is free and open to the public.

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