Stories From Real Life
With Rachel Malik
16th March 2019, Hungerford
Is this workshop for me?
Are there some great stories lurking in your family history? Would you like to write something inspired by real-life events from your own life or someone in your family? Whether you have aspirations to write fiction or biography, this workshop will provide you with the essential techniques required to turn your writing goals into reality and send you home with the outline of a new project.
About Rachel Malik
Author of the critically acclaimed Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves, Rachel Malik brings her skills as a writer, historical researcher, and former lecturer in English at Middlesex University to lead a full day workshop using family history or true-life events as the inspiration for a work of fiction. Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves was inspired when Rachel Malik discovered an incredible story from her Grandmother’s past. Her novel – which was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction - was partially written in Hungerford, and the surrounding area inspired parts of the novel. For this reason we thought it fitting to hold this special event in West Berkshire. (rachelmalik.com)
What to expect
This one day workshop is suitable for all levels. Our events provide a friendly and supportive environment for experienced writers looking to make progress on their projects. At the same time, the day is designed for people who just like to have fun with words. Expect lots of short writing exercises, leading to the creation of a 100 word story inspired by a family event or a character from your life. Joining instructions will provide further details on how to best prepare so that you get the best out of the day.
We're holding this event in the workshop space of the award-winning Wheatsheaf pub in the village of Chilton Foliat (about 1.5 miles from Hungerford). Renowned for its food, music and art, the Wheatsheaf provides the perfect creative environment for this unique workshop.
Cost & booking
The cost of this event is £75 per person including refreshments and a lunch of soup or a sandwich in the pub downstairs. This workshop is strictly limited to 15 places. Booking is available via Eventbrite by clicking the button below. For priority booking of future events, please join our mailing list.