Brain of Forgetting, the journal specialising in literary and artwork connected with the past, is now open until December 31st for submissions to Issue 3: ‘Island’, which will be published in February 2016. We are accepting poetry, short fiction of less than 1000 words, and creative non-fiction of less than 1200 words, as well as artwork. Full details can be viewed on our Submissions page. For a flavour of what we publish, Issue 2 can be downloaded for free.
Two free workshops, a fund raiser and a Christmas present
Tavistock Heritage Festival
October 25th, 26th and 27th 2014
Twitter: Tavistock Heritage@TavistockH2014
Free Historical Fiction Writing Workshops
“Tavistock and the Tamar Valley’s 19th century mining heritage”
“Tavistock and the Tamar Valley’s 19th century mining heritage” is an historical fiction writing workshop run by Myfanwy Cook features editor of the Historical Novels Review (www.historicalnovelsociety.org) and author of ‘Historical Fiction Writing a practical guide and tool-kit’. She has carried out extensive research on the Tamar Valley on behalf of the Tamar Valley Mining Heritage Project and the workshop will include original research and recordings
This workshop is aimed at providing aspiring writers with the opportunity to experiment with the skills needed to write engaging historical fiction based on local historical facts. (Saturday 25th October. Tavistock Library, Plymouth Rd, at 2pm. A free event for over 18s including a work pack. Booking is essential as there are only limited places, contact 01822 612218 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Medieval mayhem and murder at
Tavistock’s Benedictine Abbey”
This workshop is aimed at introducing aspiring writers of historical crime fiction to the delights of combining local heritage and history with murder most foul! (Sunday 26th October. Bedford Hotel at 10.00am. A free event for over 18s including a work pack. Booking is essential as there are only a limited number of places contact 01822 612218 or email email@example.com.
Historical fiction workshops that aren’t part of the Tavistock Festival
The Museum of Dartmoor Life
Fund raiser for the http://www.museumofdartmoorlife.org.uk/
‘Okehampton’s forgotten voices – A tribute to those who took part in WW1 – A Practical Historical Fiction Workshop’.
Workshop 4 –Christmas present
The Tamar Valley’s Klondike – A practical Historical Fiction Writing 2 day Course
An intensive weekend (2 day course) for aspiring historical writers – January 31st/Feb 1st, 2015. If you have a friend or family member who is interested in Historical Fiction Writing buying a voucher as a Christmas present might make an ideal and unusual gift.