Author Visit: Writers' Group Welcomes Christine Halvorson

As part of the Town's 275th Anniversary Celebration, we invite you to learn how to use genealogical research to fuel your storytelling! Author Christine Halvorson will be presenting "Spinning Gold: Shaping Your Family Research into Compelling Stories," a writing workshop designed to inspire researchers to start mining their files for the golden stories within them - true or not. 

Christine is a freelance writer based in Peterborough, NH, though she is a Minnesota native. She has written dozens of newspaper and magazine articles, and books-for-hire for various publishers. "Inmate," the fictionalized story of her maternal grandmother's early life in Minneapolis, is her first work of fiction. The novel was conceived when Christine uncovered a family secret while doing genealogical research. In her real job, Christine is a social media specialist and has worked in that industry since it was invented. Since 2006, she has run her own social media agency. Christine is at work on a prequel to "Inmate," set in Minneapolis in 1910. 

Visit Christine's author website here and her Facebook page here. To check out her social media business, visit Halvorson New Media here. Attendees will receive a discount code to use to purchase "Inmate" or "Spinning Gold:  A Workbook for Shaping Your Family Research into Compelling Stories" from her website. 

Email Yvette at for an invitation to this month's meeting over ZOOM.

During the COVID-19 building closure, the Library's Writers' Group will be meeting virtually. This is an informal gathering where you can discuss what you are working on, what you are reading, where you are submitting your work, and more. This group was formed by writers who participated in November's National Novel Writing Month and would like to continue working on their novel in a supportive environment. We meet on the first and third Thursdays of each month.

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Yvette Couser
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603-424-5021 x108
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Merrimack Public Library
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