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Title READ ALL ABOUT IT! WRITE ALL ABOUT IT!
Date Sun 21 Jan
Event Day School Spring
Time 10:00am - 4:00pm
Venue Canterbury Campus
Contact artsandculture@canterbury.ac.uk or Tel: 01227 922994
Price Standard Adult - £45.00

Sunday 21 January 2018|10am-4pm Tutor: Michelle Crowther | Canterbury campus | £45 ‘Journalism is merely history’s first draft.’ - Geoffrey C. Ward Newspapers, letters and diaries provide us with a fascinating and often frank insight into the past with plain-spoken, lively and intimate recollections of the minutiae of private and public lives. For those interested in writing historical fiction they are valuable sources of information. This day school will examine the commonalities of human experience such as birth, marriage and death which are detailed in written accounts and how personal memories can inform historians and writers about societal values whilst revealing the exceptionality of the individual. The risk and pleasure of personal expression displayed in diaries, the cultural conventions used in letter-writing, and the inflammatory, often out-spoken tone of the newspaper will be considered, as will intended audiences and the reliability of the written word. This day school will involve practical writing exercises.

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