Coleridge Cottage have a fantastic line-up of free Writing Workshops and Masterclasses as part of the Writing Places Project. This is a partnership project between Literature Works, the Literature Development Charity for the South West, The National Trust and The Poetry Archive. The project aims to help more people discover the literary heritage of the South West and to engage them with writing by placing a Writer In Residence at Coleridge Cottage and by running a programme of Community Engagement Events.
Writing Places are able to offer the following free workshop at Coleridge Cottage in October:
October 4th 2015
2 – 4pm
Historical Fiction masterclass with author Imogen Robertson
The past is full of fascinating stories and history can be a rich source of inspiration for your writing – but how do you create a different era on the page? Is it all Kings and courtiers? How do you manage the research? Do you have to spend years in a library or are there other, more valuable ways to get an insight into the lives of our ancestors? This workshop, in this inspirational venue, gives you the chance to experiment with historical fiction, discuss the problems and pleasures of the genre and find the key to unlocking the stories of our past.
Author Imogen Robertson is a writer of Historical Fiction based in London. Born and brought up in Darlington, Imogen read Russian and German at Cambridge before becoming a TV director then packing it all in to become a hugely successful author of historical fiction. Her books include The Paris Winter, Anatomy of Murder and Island of Bones.
All workshops will take place in the Garden Room at Coleridge Cottage and can be booked at the cottage or by telephoning 01278 732662. There is a maximum number of 12 participants per workshop