To Do Wednesday: Write the Next ‘Wolf Hall’

Don’t be embarrassed: You’ve always wanted to write a novel about the War of 1812 but didn’t know where to start. Now you can, by joining novelist Kate Manning (My Notorious Life, Whitegirl) for a literary lunch/master class on historical fiction organized by McNally Jackson. Get your creative juices flowing with a banquet of scones, mussels mariniere and Meyer lemon cheesecake as part of this ongoing series (upcoming teachers include Daphne Merkin and Leigh Stein.)

Calliope, 84 E. Fourth Street, 212-274-1160, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $100