From Family to Fiction
Using family history to write historical fiction. Learn how to repurpose your family history into historical fiction!
About this Event
Using family history to write historical fiction.
Barbara Rebbeck will retrace the journey she made to turn WWII family history into her new suspense novel, The Girl from the USO. From artifacts like her dad’s RAF uniform to her mom’s original USO membership card, she will show how she mixed reality and research with fiction to recreate 1941 Detroit, Michigan; Pensacola, Florida; and Cornwall, England.
Barbara Rebbeck taught both teens and adults language arts and writing for years. She has degrees from Eastern Michigan and Oakland Universities. She is the past-president of the Michigan Council of Teachers of English and was also the Director of the Oakland Writing Project. She was writer-in-residence for the Beverly Hills Academy for five years after retiring from her own classroom. She has published professional articles, poetry, and prose, winning the MacGuffin Poet Hunt. In 2015 she published her YA novel, NOLA Gals. In December her adult suspense novel, The Girl from the USO was released. It was selected as the first book club selection by the Midwest USO in eight states. Barbara is currently the Program Chair for DWW and a member of Michigan Sisters in Crime.
Date & Time: Jan 23rd from 11AM – 12:30PM
The Zoom link for this program will be emailed to all registered participants @ 1:45 p.m. the day of the event.
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