Next Workshop

This workshop has been postponed

owing to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Hopefully it will be run at a later date.

May 2020 – Next workshop at Tavistock Library

Thursday the 7th of May at 9.30 am.

Big Bands, Dances and Eisenhower – D-Day Tavistock & the Tamar Valley

 This historical fiction writing workshop will focus on combining real and fictional characters and how to use the popular music of the period to add another dimension to your writing.

Set against the backdrop of the Second World War in Tavistock, the Tamar Valley including Gunnislake. It will provide the opportunity to transform local history into works of fiction with a dash of international appeal.

29th Armoured Division. Tavistock

More details to follow

 

 

 

 

Useful background information

http://www.tavistock-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=433348&headline=The%20time%20Eisenhower%20came%20to%20West%20Devon%20to%20inspect%20the%20American%20troops&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2018

https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/55/a7589055.shtml

https://www.devonmuseums.net/American-WW2-Veteran%E2%80%99s-Visit-to-Tavistock/Latest-News/

 

 

‘Going Gothic – A creative Gothic writing short fiction workshop inspired by music and songs with a Gothic edge’ such as Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique (1830), Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain (1867) Kate Bush, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Trad-Goth music.

Feedback from creative participants who attended this workshop:

“Inspiring Workshop! Could there be a sequel?”

“A great workshop. I had a wonderful time and went away with all sorts of ideas to explore. Amazing to fit so much great stuff into just two hours. Thank you, Myfanwy.”

“Excellent workshop, very informative. Interesting the use of music with the rhythm of writing Gothic material.”

“Thank you- inspiring 2 hours. Choice of music good basis. Is constant beat of popular music consistent with rush (horror) of modern life = Gothic tale?”

“As fascinating, enlightening and motivating as ever- thank you Vanni (Myfanwy)”