WRITING HISTORICAL FICTION: SYMPOSIUM

  • Bath Spa University
  • November 16
  • 09:30 - 17:00
  • £85.00

Bath Spa University Newton Park Campus – Saturday November 16 2019

An inspriring day for writers which will bring together leading authors, industry professionals and academics.
Headline Speaker – Samantha Harvey talks about her acclaimed medieval thriller, The Western Wind, shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize.
Industry Panel including Laura MacDougall, literary agent with United Agents, and Antonia Senior, novelist and The Times’ critic.
Topics & Speakers
Beyond ‘is it true?’ Exploring the Idea of a ‘Playframe’ in Historical Fiction – Melissa Addy, PhD student, University of Surrey
Writing The End of The Yellow House: Madness, Rumour and Ruin in Magic Realist Historical Fiction – Dr Alan Bilton, novelist and Lecturer in Creative Writing, Literature & Film, Swansea University
Representing War in Fiction and Challenges of Autoethnography in Politically Charged Narratives – Senja Andrejvic-Bullock, Lecturer in Dramatic Writing, University of Gloucestershire
Writing Fiction about History: a Bourdieu approach – Lisa Koning, Lecturer in Creative Writing, University of Winchester
Writing Queer Characters from the Past – Cheryl Morgan, award-winning author and diversity trainer
It Matters, to be a Woman at Sea – Sarah Tanburn, author, sailor and PhD student at Swansea University.
Fee inc. lunch: £85 –concession for groups. Book at Bath Spa Live : https://tinyurl.com/y6zvtxzj
More information: Celia Brayfield c.brayfield@bathspa.ac.uk