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Traipsing Through History

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Traipsing Through History


Riverside Public Library

Start Date/Time

9/7/2017 7:00 PM

End Date/Time

9/7/2017 8:30 PM

Type of Event

Arts and Culture


Cati Porter,,, (951) 790-2458


Arts Walk for Book Lovers is back Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Inlandia Institute kicks off this season with “Traipsing through History: Researching and Using Authentic Sources in Historical Writing”. This event will take place on the second floor of the Riverside Public Library, located at 3581 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501.

Join local author Christine Chatterton as she presents the methods she used in conducting the historical research for her book, “Courage of the Heart: An American Odyssey 1915 to 1923”. She will discuss how to best incorporate historical information effectively in your own writing of both true historical narratives and historical fiction.

“Courage of the Heart: An American Odyssey 1915 to 1923”, is a true historical narrative of World War I, based on the letters found in her husband’s grandmother’s house after her death. This is an intimate account of two families and four brothers from Western Illinois, each facing the Great War in uniquely different ways. It is the extraordinary love story of Haidee Wilson and Maurice Chatterton, written in their own words, spanning the years from 1915 until 1923. This is an odyssey of courage and hardship, war, death, illness, and finally survival and a love that endured. This is an American Odyssey. 

Christine Chatterton is an artist, author, poet, and teacher. She has taught reading improvement and special education, in Southern California, for almost thirty years, in every grade from elementary to college level. She writes from her heart, telling the stories of her life and family. Besides the historical narrative, Courage of the Heart: An American Odyssey 1915 to 1923, she has written and illustrated a children’s book entitled Samuel’s Alphabet Zoo. Her third published work, The Kids on Ford Street, is her own story of growing up in Detroit. She now divides her retirement time between writing, painting, making jewelry, visiting classrooms, traveling, and enjoying her family. 

The Inlandia Institute is a regionally-focused literary nonprofit and publishing house. For more information, please visit

This event is free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

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