A monthly Inland Northwest Special Collections series where esteemed local writers discuss their writing process. Writer Jack Nisbet, author of The Doctor and the Dreamer is this month's guest.
Award-winning writer Jack Nisbet will discuss how research influences his writing in this monthly program featuring the Central Library's Inland Northwest Special Collections. Participants will be able to ask Jack questions about his writing process. Novelist and Writing Education Specialist Sharma Shields will provide resources to help writers uncover inspiration in the files, maps, books, and online databases of the Central Library. This will be an exciting session for anyone interested in writing non-fiction.
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About the author:
Jack Nisbet lives and works with his wife Claire in Spokane. He is the author of several collections of essays that explore the human and natural history of the Northwest, including Purple Flat Top, Visible Bones, and Ancient Places. Nisbet has also written award-winning biographies of cartographer David Thompson (Sources of the River) and naturalist David Douglas (The Collector). Those projects led to further investigations that resulted in illustrated volumes titled The Mapmaker’s Eye: David Thompson on the Columbia Plateau and David Douglas: A Naturalist at Work, as well as traveling museum exhibits curated by Jack and Claire. In 2018, the Washington State Historical Society presented Nisbet with the Robert Gray medal for distinguished and long-term contributions to Pacific Northwest history. Nisbet’s most recent project, The Dreamer and the Doctor, traces the unlikely adventures of plant lover John Leiberg and his physician wife Carrie.
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Writing Workshops | Arts & Culture |
|Mon, Mar 20||9:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 21||9:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 22||9:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 23||9:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 24||10:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sat, Mar 25||10:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Mar 26||12:00PM to 4:00PM|
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