Not Sexy, But Important – Research for Every Writer
Friday, February 3, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Every writer has to research something, sometime; even memoirists. And sometimes…the research is more fun and more exciting than your plot!
Our February speaker, Cheryl Stapp, does a great deal of research, because she writes California history. She has been doing this since 2009, and has published three books, with two more in the works. She will tell us how to find information, how to use it, when not to use it, and when to stop looking.
Cheryl was born and grew up in Sacramento—hence her interest in the region’s history and resources—then lived in Los Angeles for many years. In LA she graduated from California State University, Northridge, and was a contributing editor to Working World magazine for five years, all the while working in the entertainment industry. She is the author of one self-published history about the pioneer women who settled in Sacramento, and two books published by The History Press: a general history of Sacramento, and another on the stagecoach era in northern California. She lives with her husband near Elk Grove, and is an active volunteer docent at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park. A past vice-president of CWC-Sacramento, she has been a member of CWC for 20 years.
The California Writers Club–Sacramento Branch Networking Meeting is held the first Friday of every month at the International House of Pancakes (IHOP), 2216 Sunrise Blvd., Rancho Cordova (just north of Highway 50) starting at 9 AM. Meetings are free. Attendees pay for their own breakfast. Get map.
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