Dig deeper into the history of Hadrian’s Wall in this its 1900th anniversary year to excavate issues of language, memory, landscape and identity. In this two-hour creative writing workshop you will use the historic sites and artefacts from along the Wall as inspiration for your own creative writing. To what extent can we explore contemporary lives in parallel with those of the diverse people who lived and worked on and around Hadrian’s Wall? Whether you are interested in writing history, guidebooks, historical fiction, creative non-fiction or poetry, this 2 hour workshop will help you to look at how the material evidence of the past can be used to inspire your writing.
Bronwen Riley is a writer and editor with a special interest in the Classical world and in Romania, both lifelong passions. Her book Journey to Britannia, from the Heart of Rome to Hadrian’s Wall AD130, pushed the boundaries of non-fiction, looking to what extent we can recreate the past based on fragmentary archaeological evidence.