Non-Fiction Creative Writing Course: Unlocking the archives to write the people’s history

  • Totleigh Barton, Ted Hughes Arvon Centre
  • August 22 - 27
  • 17:00 - 11:00
  • £750

This 5-day residential course taking place in one of the most peaceful and idyllic parts of Devon, 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. Grants are available to help with course fees.