A Book Is an Iceberg: Research Skills for Writers

September 23, 2020 @ 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Virtual Event

Award-winning author L. E. Carmichael takes notes on about 10% of the research material she reads for a given project. About 10% of the information in those notes appears in the final book. In this session, she’ll reveal the hidden 90%, beginning with an introduction to primary and secondary sources. Next, she’ll discuss strategies for vetting our research into emotionally-loaded topics — like climate change and vaccination — in the age of Google and “fake news.” The second half of this program will give participants a chance to ask questions about any aspect of research or creative writing, receiving expert advice for approaching challenges they’ve experienced in their own work.

Part of the Science Literacy Week celebration at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library, this event for adults is sponsored by Queen’s University Community Outreach Centre, Science Odyssey presents Science Rendezvous Kingston, the Canadian Wildlife Federation, and NSERC-CRSNG.

For more details and to register, visit the KFPL website.