Writers’ Lunch Researching, Writing, Publishing and Promoting Non-Fiction Stories | Mechanics' Institute

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Writers’ Lunch Researching, Writing, Publishing and Promoting Non-Fiction Stories
with Monika Trobits

Non-fiction writing presents its own set of challenges, requiring an imaginative telling of a story combined with factual accuracy. Monika will discuss how she chooses her topics, develops them, markets her work to publishers and then presents them through extra-literary activities.
 

About the Speaker

Monika Trobits is a New Yorker by birth and a San Franciscan by choice. She has been studying San Francisco/California history since the mid-1980s, evolving into a local historian, a long-time walking tour docent/guide (since 1989) and a published writer of non-fiction works. These include: "Dashiell Hammett's San Francisco in the 1920s" (San Francisco Argonaut, Winter 2011) and Antebellum and Civil War San Francisco: A Western Theater for Northern & Southern Politics (The History Press, Nov 2014). Her current book-in-progress explores San Francisco through the rise, fall and renaissance of a commodity. Monika earned a B.A. in political science/history from San Francisco State University.

Activities

Admission: 
Members Free
Public Free
Location: 
4th Floor Meeting Room
Questions?
Taryn Edwards - 415-393-0103

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