The Imagining History Programme offers free writing workshops in historical places during which writers between the ages of 11 and 19 years explore the making of a piece of Historical Fiction.
Carefully curated field trips, object explorations and writing sessions of varying lengths cultivate the sheer enjoyment of discovering unknown worlds. Our projects bring together historical research, a taste for enquiring into the context that creates a good story and innovative and enjoyable practical techniques for developing the idiosyncratic signatures of young writers. It has become clear in the three years since we began, that it can be an important tool in also developing a creative and individual ‘take’ on historical facts. Imagining History allows students to speculate behind accepted and extant facts about the lived lives of historical figures