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NONFICTION WORKSHOP: Turn Genealogical Research Into Stories

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Write On’s May writer-in-residence and genealogy aficionado Peggy Williams is working on a two-book historical fiction series written in the spirit of her Filles du Roi ancestors (women who migrated from France to Canada in 1660s under sponsorship of King Louis XIV). After having done extensive family history research and walked in the footsteps of her ancestors in Montreal and Quebec City, Peggy is excited to offer a workshop in which she will share strategies for converting genealogical research into stories—the stories of your ancestors.

This program is presented free but registration is required. To register online, please click the button below. For other registration options, please call 920.868.1457. The program is presented via Zoom. Participants will receive the link to join 24-48 hours prior to the start of the session.

A Yooper by birth and a Cheesehead by choice, Peggy Williams wears the hats of writer, freelance editor, elementary school teacher, mother of two and grandmother of three. She earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Education at Michigan State University and a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has co-written two stage plays and a dozen screenplays with Christine DeSmet, one of which has been optioned several times and another, an indie short, is in post-production by a Madison production company. She has also co-written with her sister-in-law, Mary Joy Johnson, two mystery novels which have been independently published in print, digital, and audio formats: On the Road to Death’s Door and On the Road to Where the Bells Toll. The former earned the 2018 Wisconsin Author’s Project award sponsored by the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium.


May 25
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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