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Walking in Others Footsteps - Creative Writing Opportunities with our partner organisation Mirador

Date: 13 February 2018

Mirador have announced some exciting free opportunities to find out about and be inspired by the Elizabeth Roberts Working Class Oral History Archive

A. INTRODUCTION TO THE ARCHIVE & CREATIVE WRITING SESSION: FOR PEOPLE INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT THE ARCHIVE (no previous creatve writing experience needed)
Saturday, 24th February 2018; at Lancaster Central Library, in the Meeting Room – FREE
11 am to 12.30 pm – all welcome, no previous experience of creative writing needed; please arrive for the start time.
Learn about the Elizabeth Roberts Working Class Oral History Archive that captures the voices and lives of people living in Lancaster, Preston and Barrow from 1890 up until the 1970s, hear some of the original voices and with guidance have a go at producing your own creative writing. Whether it’s narrative, rhythms of speech or social history – come and enjoy the archive through writing. The session will be led by North West poet Mandy Coe.

Saturday, 17th March 2018; at The Storey Institute, Lancaster, in the Reading Room – FREE
11 am to 12.30 pm – all welcome, no previous experience of creative writing necessary; please arrive for the start time.

If you are interested in coming along to either (or both) of these sessions, please register with Mirador, the Arts and Heritage Charity delivering the WIOF programme by e-mailing george@miradorarts.co.uk  

B. CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS FOR WRITERS AND POETS INTERESTED IN USING THE ARCHIVE TO INSPIRE THEIR WRITING
Saturday, 24th February 2018; at Lancaster Central Library, in the Meeting Room – FREE
1.30 pm to 3.30 pm – Session for writers and poets.
Learn about the Elizabeth Roberts Working Class Oral History Archive that captures the voices and lives of people living in Lancaster, Preston and Barrow from 1890 up until 1970, hear some of the original voices and produce your own creative writing. Whether you respond to narrative, rhythms of speech or social history – this inspiring archive is an ideal resource for writers. The session will be led by North West poet Mandy Coe.

Saturday, 17th March 2018; at The Storey Institute, Lancaster, in the Reading Room – FREE
1.30 pm to 3.30 pm – Follow-up session for writers and poets.
A small publication will be being produced as part of the Walking In Others Footsteps Project.

If you are interested in coming along to one or both of these sessions (we will explore different writing activities in each session), please register with Mirador, the Arts and Heritage Charity leading the WIOF programme by e-mailing george@miradorarts.co.uk

Registered Charity No: 1158284

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