Friday, July 7, 2023
9 – 11 am
CH Cafe & Grill (formally Perko’s)
6215 Sunrise Blvd (just off Greenback)
Why write a biography of an ordinary person? How do Eliza’s experiences resonate with modern readers?
Attendees will learn about:
- Who was Eliza Gregson?
- Key sources for writing a biography
- Verify the facts, memories can be fuzzy
- Writing in first person vs third person makes the story real
Eileen Hook has a BS degree in Interpretation from CSU, Sacramento. She has been actively researching and portraying California pioneer women since 1980 at Sutter’s Fort and Marshall Gold Discovery Park. Her 40-year study of Eliza Gregson’s life has taken her from England to pre gold rush California.
Eileen Hook – Friend of Sutter Fort