‘The hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War is being commemorated by Devon Remembers, a four year project to look at the effect of the War on the people of Devon.’
As part of this Creative Writing Groups have already taken place with a wide variety of groups – the aim being to raise awareness of the effects of the war across the region, and to produce an archive of contemporary writing that ‘pays tribute to the sacrifices made by local people during and after the war, and recognise the enormous contribution made by Devon residents’.
Dr Sally Flint, a writer, editor and lecturer facilitating this part of the project, wants to offer people who can’t easily attend workshops the opportunity to contribute stories and poems. Therefore, she is organising an ‘online’ group using images and archives to promote writing. (Online participants are also welcome to use any personal memorabilia/family histories that would be relevant too.)
Places are limited and the aim is to include those who are new to writing, and/or have an interest in Devon and WWI, and would like to try something unexpected and innovative. Help and advice will be offered with editing the work.
To be considered to be part of the online group email: firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Devon Remembers Online Project’ in the subject box.
There are plans for an event in Devon in 2018 to showcase the writing alongside the larger project.