Writing from the Past

Online Course, Nottingham

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  • A 4 part workshop series
  • Wednesday 3, 10, 17 and 24 November, 7pm – 8pm
  • Places: £50 
  • Delivered online

Photo credit: Simon Buck

Acclaimed historical fiction author Clare Harvey has used both family ancestry and local wartime history to inspire her own work, and in this new, four-part workshop she will guide you to do the same. 

Using fascinating images from the Inspire Picture Archive, or even your own old family photos, Clare will take you through a series of structured writing prompts to help you discover your own story and create fiction from the past.

Whether you’re already a writer, or would just like to give it a go, after four weeks you will have the basis of a piece of historical fiction of your own – be it a short story, flash fiction, or even the opening scenes to your next novel.

About Clare Harvey

Clare Harvey is the award-winning author of four historical fiction novels including The English Agent and The Night Raid. Her first book The Gunner Girl won both the Exeter Novel Prize and the Joan Hessayon Award for debut fiction. The Gunner Girl was inspired by her mother-in-law's time on the ack-ack guns in WW2, and written when her soldier husband was on an operational tour of Afghanistan.


Book cover of The Night Raid
Book cover of The Gunner Girl
Book cover of The English Agent
Book cover of The Escape


Points to note about the booking.

  • Advance booking is required.  
  • The workshop will take place via Zoom. Your personal link to join will be sent out one day in advance of the first session by email to the address given on your booking. This will be generated via Eventbrite and, depending on your email settings, may sometimes be found in a junk mail folder.
  • These workshop sessions will not be recorded.

Online Platform

Zoom (www.zoom.us) is the online platform we will be using to run this session.

  • You do not need to have a Zoom account -  a link will be emailed to the email address you provide when booking.

The recommended equipment needed for online sessions is

  • A PC/Laptop, iPad/tablet or ‘phone that can run Zoom (an app may need to be downloaded if using an iPad/tablet or ‘phone) with a webcam and microphone
  • Good power supply
  • Minimum 2 mbps broadband speed

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