2013-04-10 / Arts and Entertainment

Philipstown Historical Characters in Fiction

Writing and illustration workshop with author Deb Lucke

Real-life Philipstown historical figures will be the basis for a hands-on workshop Saturday, April 13, by author Deb Lucke, who will discuss how to develop historical characters and illustrate fictional renderings based on the Philipstown characters.

Drawing on her experience creating children’s books such as The Book of Time Outs, a story about badly behaved people throughout history, she will present various techniques that can be used to transform the descriptive references within historical documents into fictionalized characters. The workshop begins at 3 p.m. at the Philipstown Community Center.

An adept leader of multi-age groups, Lucke has opened this workshop to older elementary aged students through adults. She has used books, articles, and photos obtained from the Putnam History Museum research library to compile a collection of various imagery, anecdotes, and adjectives that describe notable past residents of Philipstown.

In addition to children’s trade and educational books, Lucke has illustrated for numerous publications including The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Baltimore Sun, Minneapolis/ St. Paul Magazine, and School Library Journal. She is also a tour leader at Dia:Beacon.

The workshop is $5 per person and will take place at a special location: the Philipstown Community Center, located at 107 Glenclyffe Drive in Garrison. Please RSVP by calling 845-265-4010 or by emailing info@putnamhistorymuseum.org.

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