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Not Even Past: Writing History with Flair

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Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed May 10 2023.
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
OSU-Tulsa campus and via Zoom
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Not Even Past: Writing History with Flair 3-week workshop
Workshop dates: April 26, May 3 and May 10 from 7-9 p.m.
In-person and via Zoom

Calling all who are passionate about writing and/or history! In this class, we'll explore local subjects (Oklahoma, broadly and Tulsa, more particularly) that can serve as inspirations for lively history writing. Students will learn basic historical methodologies through fun activities, while also focusing on the craft of writing and editing. At the end of the workshop, students will have produced either: A). A 10-15 page popular history article ready for submission to a literary magazine or B). A half-hour script for a history-themed podcast.

Students do not need any background in history or journalism. We welcome genealogists, memoir writers, community activists, and truth-seekers of all persuasions. The only requirement is curiosity about Oklahoma themes and issues.

Instructor:Russell Cobb

Instructor Bio: Russell Cobb is a writer and academic in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta. His book, The Great Oklahoma Swindle: Race, Religion, and Lies in America’s Weirdest State, won the Director's Award at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and has been a local bestseller. His nonfiction has appeared in Slate, NPR, The New York Times, and The Nation, among other places. Dr. Cobb is also a consultant and writer for Edmonton City as a Museum Project and lead producer on the podcast History X. He is currently at work on a new book called "The Ghosts of Crook County: On the Trail of Bloodlines and Pipelines in Oklahoma" to be published with Beacon Press in 2023.

Registration will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 24th.


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