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:
explore the art of weaving research subtly through your storytelling
enliven your era through characterisation, plot, language, and the senses.
equip you to take your next steps, whether that's taking another course, finding a platform for your work, or getting an agent
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?
A new string to your creative bow
New perspectives on what history can be, do, and effect.
A support network of likeminded writers with amazing perspectives and experience