18th September 2018 – Into the woods, time-traveling the centuries back to the 1300s.

20 young writers from North Cornwall, digging with minds and pens to uncover the hidden voices of Penhallam Manor.

Results of their creative excavations will be presented at the North Cornwall Book Festival on 5th October.

Maybe there’s a winner of the 2018 Young Walter Scott Prize emerging amongst them, with the closing date of 31st October fast approaching.

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IMAGINING HISTORY IN NORTH CORNWALL

In partnership with Stephanie Haxon, English Heritage and the North Cornwall Book Festival, Newquay Tretherras School and Sir James Smiths School Camelford.Penhallam vista

18th Sept – field trip to Penhallam Manor

28th Sept – 2nd in-school writing session

5th Oct – Spoken-word Performance at the North Cornwall Book Festival

This completes a project, two years in the planning since Patrick Gale invited us to consider working with NCBF. It began with a first in-school session at Sir James Smiths and a first field trip to Launceston Castle. One of the participants wrote this:

It was as if my imagination filled in the missing blanks; who?what?when?. The atmosphere was amazing and it felt very natural to be writing here. I really enjoyed the free writing time we had to start our stories as well.

Thanks to Lisa Cooper at NCBF, Jennifer McCracken at English Heritage, Chris Eames at Sir James Smiths Camelford, and Jay Snashall & Ciera Harvey at Newquay Tretherras.