Writing the Past

Eight Week Online Course: Writing The Past

Mondays 8pm - 9.30pm GMT

8 weekly group workshops: £190 

Our next course will commence Monday 25th September 2023 and finish on Monday 13th November 2023. Save £10 if you book by the 20th of June using the code KEENJEAN.

What is it?

Writing the Past is an 8-week online course designed to guide you into writing historical fiction. As well as considering craft we'll think about how things like material culture, human remains, and the study of emotions and the senses can help us find our way in.  It's devised and led by Imogen Hermes Gowar, Sunday Times bestselling author of the critically-acclaimed The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock, ex museum worker, and graduate of UEA's Prose Creative Writing MA.

Who's it for?

The course is open to anyone with an inclination towards historical fiction. Have you never written it before? Maybe you have but you're looking for a fresh approach? Are you an academic or an arts/heritage sector worker who'd like to direct your expertise into storytelling? Whatever your background or experience you have got this. Together we'll:

How Does It Work?

Writing the Past comprises of weekly live group video workshops: these will include teaching that covers the principles of writing craft with an eye to historical fiction, and gentle writing exercises, with no pressure to share. The tone is friendly, supportive, and collaborative: we can all learn from one another and we all have our own insight to contribute.

What will you get out of it?