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Unlocking the archives to write the people’s history

GENRE: Non-Fiction & Life Writing
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Totleigh Barton

This course is suitable for writers who already have a creative non-fiction project in mind (a local history, social history, biography, travelogue) and would like some advice and encouragement. It examines ways in which the UK’s rich archival holdings can suggest new stories and angles; and it aims to open up pathways of research that seem to be blocked. We will explore a variety of research methods and creative writing techniques including: archival research, photography, walking, oral history and archaeological remains, all of which can be used to create exciting and moving narratives.

Single room price: £750
Shared room price: £700

Grants are available to help with the course fee
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