The Smithsonian Libraries will host international and New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry for a writer’s workshop at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History on October 18. The event is part of Berry’s History Matters Foundation, which raises funds for historic preservation and conservation projects around the world.
Berry will teach the craft of writing, including story structure, effective dialogue, point of view and his 10 Rules of Writing. The workshop will also include a course on The Business of Publishing by Elizabeth Berry, who will draw on her expertise as the executive director of International Thriller Writers and her work as a literary marketing and sales professional.
The workshop will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a reception to follow at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation Programs at the Smithsonian Libraries. For additional information on this event, please contact the Smithsonian Libraries Development Office: 202-633-2241.