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with Barbara Josselsohn


There’s a story you want to tell – a story from your family’s past, maybe, or a story about a place and time from long ago that intrigues you. How can you create a strong sense of place and time? What characteristics bring a past era to life? How do you handle your research and how do you weave the facts into your story? Through prompts, published examples, workshopping, and class input, you’ll develop strong chapters and an overall direction for moving foward. Open to all writers who aim to tell the story of past through their own lens.



Online via Zoom
(link will be sent the week of 1st class) 


7 Mondays

Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21
10am to 12noon  EST


Optional: Want an extra hour of one-on-one attention?
Barbara will provide written feedback on either part of a manuscript OR to help advise with the submission process for a total of an extra hour of consultation time. Please choose this option in the drop-down menu when purchasing this workshop. This extra time will be scheduled directly with the instructor.


About the Instructor...

Barbara Josselsohn is the author of a series of three sweeping historical novels set in Italy during World War 2: Secrets of the Italian IslandThe Lost Gift to the Italian Island, and The Forgotten Italian Restaurant. both of which launched in 2023. Her previous novels include The Lilac House, The Cranberry Inn, The Lily Garden, The Bluebell Girls and The Last Dreamer. Her articles and essays appear in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Writer’s Digest, Parents Magazine, Westchester Magazine, and other publications.  Barbara has taught novel and essay writing at numerous venues and privately. She is a member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association and is coordinator of the Scarsdale Library Writers Center. Her next historical novel is scheduled to release in mid-2025. For more details visit her at

Write Your Historical Novel with Barbara Josselsohn – ONLINE

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