Upcoming Events: Where You Can Find Us
Here are some places you can find Hippocampus Magazine or its authors and editors. Some may be official Hippocampus events and others are events featuring our writers/staff and sponsored by other organizations.
How-To Tuesday: Fact-Checking Family Stories: Using Research Tools in Memoir (Brandon Arvesen)
March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST$20.00
This talk emphasizes the essential use of reporting and research in narrative writing. Attendees will follow author, editor, and professor Brandon Arvesen as he traces a family myth about his own adoption from a reminiscence to reportable fact for a current in-process essay. This session will explore:
- How meticulous and diligent research can lead to stronger narrative construction.
- Effective research practices for memoir writers with works in progress.
- A variety of online and in-person tools for tracking down sources, fact checking, recreating scenes, and more.
- A string of questions and answers that helped Brandon take a story from apocryphal to factual.
We hope you will join us for this event. Remember: If you can’t make it live, you can still register and watch the recording later.
About the series: How-To Tuesdays are monthly talks on the craft of creative nonfiction, publishing, marketing and the writing life led by Hippocampus Magazine editors & contributors. Your registration helps fund our contributor payments and other costs associated with running our journal.