The Imagining History Programme UK

A Unique Response to these times

An introduction to Times Shifting – New Voices from a Changed World. Read the background to Imagining History UK’s groundbreaking publication showcasing the work of 15 young international writers.

Just Write!

The Imagining History Programme UK has developed a series of vision games, explorations and thinktasks to awaken and exercise your writer’s mind. Perhaps you want to write an entry for the Young Walter Scott Prize, perhaps you’ve had… Read More

Times Shifting

A new project for young writers/historians. Understand our times. Collect, observe, archive your impressions, thoughts and writings.

In the wind of Curiosity – young adults writing Historical Fiction

Curiosity, Movement, Memory and Writing. Creative non-fiction writer, Malachy Tallack in his autobiography of exploration, 60 Degrees North writes Human beings have always moved from here to there…with a combination of memory, acquired knowledge and curiosity He goes… Read More

What inspired YOU to write?

  The winner of the 2018 11-15yrs Young Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction (YWSP), Jenny O’Gorman from Edinburgh, was inspired by a striking memorial to those who died during the Irish Potato Famine. Her story Shadow of… Read More

Imagining History UK 2019

Imagining HistoryUK Historical Fiction workshops for teenage writers in Summer and Autumn 2019. Workshops in Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Norfolk, Suffolk, London and Cornwall.