The People's History - Creative writing workshop

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The Royal Hotel

Barnstaple St

Bideford

EX39 4AE

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The People’s History – An Historical Fiction Creative Writing Workshop celebrating the people whose lives were interwoven with Bideford’s Eastern Wharves.

A donation of £2 per person will be collected at the door.

Age range: For adults (over the age of 18)

This workshop will last for approximately two and half hours with a very short break for refreshments. Registration at 9.45am and starting at 10am to 12.30.

Content: This is a practical, fast paced workshop focusing on Biographical Historical Fiction writing based around ‘real’ people whose lives were interwoven with the history of the Wharves including the 17th and 18th century potters, the 18th century tobacco merchants and the ‘unknown’ and often undocumented who were transported or who went from Bideford as indentured workers.

You will be provided with a free work pack to take away. The structured session will guide you through the process of writing a short story or opening of a novel based on historical fact.

You will have the opportunity to showcase your writing from this workshop at the end of project celebration at the Pollyfield Centre, East the Water on February 26th, and online. All you need to bring along to this session is your imagination and a pen.

Your workshop facilitator will be Myfanwy Cook who is currently the Features Editor for the Historical Novel Review Magazine and an associate fellow at two UK universities see www.historicalnovelsociety.org and https://twitter.com/MyfanwyCook

This event is part of Bideford Bay Creatives' 'Way of the Wharves' project, a one year community project researching and celebrating historical and contemporary activities and life on the Wharves at East the Water, Barnstaple Street,Torrington St and area.

Photographs will be taken on the day to document the event and may be used to promote or publciise the project in the future. Please tell us if you do not wish your photograph to be taken.
For more information about the Way of the Wharves project visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BrunswickWharf


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The Royal Hotel

Barnstaple St

Bideford

EX39 4AE

United Kingdom

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