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Writing Historical Fiction: Symposium
Saturday 16th November 2019
Bath Spa University, Newton Park Campus, Bath (UK), BA2 9BN
Symposium Information:
A day devoted to the writers and readers of historical fiction, a genre that is increasingly important in both fiction and drama.  The Symposium is a rare opportunity to meet and hear from award-winning authors, industry professionals and academics.

Headline Speaker – Samantha Harvey talks about her acclaimed medieval thriller, The Western Wind, shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize. 

Industry Panel including Laura MacDougall, literary agent with United Agents, and Antonia Senior, novelist and historical fiction reviewer for The Times. 

Topics & Speakers
Beyond ‘is it true?’  Exploring the Idea of a ‘Playframe’ in Historical Fiction - Melissa Addy, PhD student, University of Surrey
Writing The End of The Yellow House: Madness, Rumour and Ruin in Magic Realist Historical Fiction  -   Dr Alan Bilton, novelist and Lecturer in Creative Writing, Literature & Film, Swansea University 
Representing War in Fiction and Challenges of Autoethnography in Politically Charged Narratives  - Senja Andrejvic-Bullock, Lecturer in Dramatic Writing, University of Gloucestershire
Writing Fiction about History:  a Bourdieu approach – Lisa Koning, Lecturer in Creative Writing, University of Winchester
Writing Queer Characrters from the Past - Cheryl Morgan,  award-winning author and diversity trainer
It Matters, to be a Woman at Sea – Sarah Tanburn, author, sailor and PhD student at Swansea University. 

Please note: A number of free places are available to students on a first-come, first-served basis - contact c.brayfield@bathspa.ac.uk 

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