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- The Guardian, N1 9GU London
Family history can provide a unique perspective on dramatic events, as well as insight into the intergenerational relationships that underpin them. The writer's intimate connection to the material can add a new and resonant dimension to a reader's experience. Led by novelist Nick Barlay, author of lauded recent non-fiction family history 'Scattered Ghosts', this comprehensive course provides tuition in the technical skills, including character development and dialogue, needed to turn real life into poignant stories. You'll find out how to use research to add depth and understanding to your writing, and you'll discover how historical detail and narrative dynamic can come together to reveal the universal truths in particular family histories.
An intensive and practical exploration of approaches to writing family history and the ingredients that can make any family history compelling to read. The course will combine examples, discussion and practical exercises to enable attendees to discover the forms of writing most appropriate to their unique and individual stories. Topics covered over the weekend include:
Nick Barlay is the author of four highly acclaimed novels and was mentioned among Granta's 'Best of Young British Novelists' in 2003. He has just published his first work of non-fiction, Scattered Ghosts, which tells the story of his Hungarian Jewish family over two centuries. He has also been a journalist, and wrote a long-running and popular series about London for The Times. Other writing ranges from short stories to award-winning radio plays. Click here for his website.
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