Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

Celtic Junction Arts Center

Best Cultural Center in North America –IrishCentral, 2018

836 Prior Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55104

A 501(c)(3) organization

Turning real people into fiction: Learn how to write Historical Fiction, Sept 20 - Oct 25

7 - 9pm, Wednesdays. $144 in advance, $150 at the door. Held in the McKiernan Library. Students will need to purchase a copy of The Pink SuitTo register: contact Nicole Mary Milligan directly at nicolemarymilligan@gmail.comChecks payable to: Celtic Junction Arts Center.

How do writers generate ideas and do research to create historical fiction? How do they distinguish between factual journalism and imaginative reconstruction? How are characters based on historical personages ethically created? Join internationally celebrated writer, Nicole Mary Kelby, as she unpacks her 2014 novel, The Pink Suit - an account of the characters surrounding the creation of the famous outfit worn by Jacqueline Kennedy - to answer these and other questions.

Dr. Nicole Mary Milligan writes as Nicole Mary Kelby and is the critically acclaimed author of several novels including The Pink Suit (Little, Brown), White Truffles in Winter (W.W. Norton), In the Company of Angels (Hyperion) and the literary craft book The Constant Art of Being a Writer (Writer’s Digest Books). She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including a Bush Artist Fellowship in Literature, Florida Book Award, both a Florida and Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship and is toured and translated worldwide. www.nmkelby.com.