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Anthropology, Archaeology, & Romance

Posted at Feb 9, 2017 7:43 pm

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Agatha Christie, Diana Gabaldon, Elizabeth Peters, Kathy Reichs, Nora Roberts, and Laura Zats have something in common: their novels have aspects of anthropology! In this adventure-filled workshop, we will explore how you can use anthropology to enrich your characters and their worlds.

Did you know award-winning writer Ursula K. LeGuin learned to create worlds by exploring cultures and mythos with her father, the notable anthropologist Alfred Kroeber? By looking at written and film examples and working through several writing prompts, we will explore the breadth and depth of culture. By the end of this workshop, you’ll be versed in anthropological terms and will be familiar with archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and physical anthropology. You’ll come away with a clearer understanding of our history and prompts for further exploration.

About the Presenter, Darlene Reilley:

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Darlene is a writer and freelancer. She has a Masters degree in writing and a Bachelor’s degree in anthropology. Darlene is a member of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, the SFR Brigade, the Sock Monkey Writer’s Group, RWA, and the SF/Fantasy Writer’s Group. She publishes science fiction and non-fiction under her name and writes romance under a pseudonym. She is happiest when her fingers are flying over the keyboard and she is lost in another world. She lives at the foothills of Mt. Rainier where she enjoys backpacking, drawing, kayaking, and traveling. In another world, she is an archaeologist traveling the world in search of ancient relics. Her unique perspective and well-traveled boots can help you explore life from a new point of view. 


Anthropology, Archaeology, & Romance

Cost: FFP Members:$20.00/Non-Members: $30.00

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