Workshop: Writing Fiction from History by James Aitcheson

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Writing Fiction from History

A workshop led by novelist James Aitcheson

Love historical fiction? Do you dream of becoming the next Hilary Mantel or Bernard Cornwell?

Whether you’re new to writing about the past, you have an idea for a story and are looking to take it further, or you’re already partway through penning your first historical novel, this interactive virtual workshop is for you.

James will talk through the challenges and opportunities associated with the genre, share some of his strategies, and offer practical advice on how to get started in writing historical fiction. Come prepared to discuss your ideas with like-minded writers!

Saturday 20 March, 10am-12pm
Online (via Zoom)

This workshop is suitable for adults of all ages and abilities, from those just starting out on their writing journey to those who are already writing regularly. All you need is a pen, paper and access to the internet!  

This workshop will take place on Zoom. In order to access this workshop, you will need an internet connection, and a computer with built-in camera or webcam, and a built-in microphone or speaker.

The link to join the session will be emailed to you ahead of the session.

James Aitcheson was born in Wiltshire in 1985 and studied History at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he developed a special interest in the Middle Ages. He is the author of four novels set during the Norman Conquest, which are published in the UK, the US, Germany and the Czech Republic. His most recent title, The Harrowing, was published by Heron in 2016 and named by The Times as a Book of the Month.

James is currently working on his fifth novel while completing his PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Nottingham. His thesis explores what historical fiction is, how it is constructed, and its objectives, responsibilities and possible future directions.

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