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Author, historian teaches how to unlock the past

Published on September 5, 2017 12:01AM

Author Gloria Linkey researched for seven years before publishing “Native American Women: Three who changed history.”

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Author Gloria Linkey researched for seven years before publishing “Native American Women: Three who changed history.”

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SEASIDE — Join the Seaside Public Library 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, when local author and historian Gloria Linkey teaches how to research history and unlock the past.

The event, sponsored by the Friends of the Seaside Library, will take place in the Community Room.

“Research is one of the most important aspects of writing any type of book,” the library wrote. “Whether your story is set in the court of Henry VIII or the trenches of the Somme, historical writers need research to explore a subject and fully explain it to their readers.”

Linkey will describe how she accesses historical information, extracts intriguing human stories, and transforms it all into compelling books. She will offer a window into the writer’s process that will fascinate and educate. Interested in how one local author works her magic to produce absorbing historical fiction and nonfiction? This event is for you.

Resources that Linkey has found invaluable are an excellent library, a first-rate museum and an exceptional bookstore. “Seaside is fortunate to have all three,” she said, “with staff ready to assist you.”

Linkey is past president of the Seaside Museum & Historical Society, and a member of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. She is the author of “Native American Women: Three Who Changed History,” “Abby Rescues Animals” and “A Town Called Seaside.”

The library is located at 1131 Broadway St. For more information, call 503-738-6742, or visit seasidelibrary.org.



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