Whalers, Joseph Mallord William Turner, c.1845, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1896, The Metropolitan Museum

In this workshop, we’ll explore how to approach research, world-building, and character development in historical fiction. Our specific focus will be on how to reimagine spaces and voices that are not well-documented—or not documented at all—in the historical record. The workshop will include guided writing exercises and opportunities for class discussion.

Meet the Facilitator:

Katrina Carrasco is queer and Latinx, with roots in Southern California and home in Seattle, Washington. Her debut novel, THE BEST BAD THINGS (MCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018), was a finalist in the Lambda Literary Awards and Washington State Book Awards, and won the Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel. She has received support from the Corporation of Yaddo, I-Park Foundation, Inc., Blue Mountain Center, Jentel, Willapa Bay AiR, Mineral School, Lighthouse Works, Artist Trust, The Whiting Foundation, and The Tom and Phyllis Burnam Graduate Scholarship. Katrina completed her MFA in Fiction in June 2015. She is currently working on a new novel.