|Michael Hittle - Can There Be a Biography of a Lake?|
Event Type: Fox Cities Book Festival|
Age Group(s): Teens - Adults
Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Time: 5:30 PM
The presentation on An Accidental Jewel will establish some criteria for a good biography and then assess how well suited the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage is for a full-dress biographical treatment. Topics to be discussed include what questions to ask when doing research, what kinds of sources are available to document a lakeís history; how to deal with legend and lore (we all know how anglersí memories work!); and what enables the historian to discern and develop a narrative thread.Where are we located?
The ultimate goal of the presentation is to use the process by which An Accidental Jewel came into being to demonstrate the ways in which the historianís craft can draw meaning beyond our original expectations from the jumble of past events.
Location: Meeting Room A/B/C