Historical Fiction Workshop

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 10:30:00 +0100

Historical Fiction Workshop

Rush Library

Historical Fiction workshop with Lia Mills (Adult Event) part of the Write Time festival Saturday 14th September 10.30 am – 12.30 pm All novels play with time but historical novels do it differently. History can either help your story or it can get in the way. In this session, Lia Mills talks about how to go back in time to find a story that matters now and the basic principles of crafting a story that lifts off the page and lives in a reader’s mind. She will talk about how to do research that makes your story believable and ask which is more important, fact or fiction? How do you find your story and bring it to life? Lia Mills writes novels, short stories, memoir, essays and an occasional blog. Her most recent novel, Fallen - set during the early years of WW1 and Easter Week, 1916 – was the Dublin/Belfast Two Cities One Book selection in 2016. In that year she was also writer-in-residence at Farmleigh House and Arts Council Writer Fellow at University College Dublin. An experienced workshop facilitator and teacher of creative writing, she has worked on several public art commissions and as an arts consultant. Places are limited so booking is required by emailing RushLibrary@fingal.ie or phone 8708414