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.

2019 Imagining History UK Programme announced

The Young Walter Scott Prize is proud to announce the 2019 Imagining History UK Programme. 14 workshops for teenage writers that explore the writing skills and creative research that build a work of Historical Fiction. Workshops are held… Read More

Flightpaths of Historical Inspiration

where entrants to the Young Walter Scott Prize 2017 found their inspiration

They come from all over, and they are thinking hard!

Apart from being Creative Director of The Imagining History Programme UK I am also Director of The Young Walter Scott Prize. The two things are inextricably related, both in their foundation and in their inspiration.  I am so… Read More

Introducing our Historical Adviser

Meet Dr Dina Gusejnova, lecturer and researcher in Modern History at Sheffield University and author/presenter of the BBC Radio 4 documentary Tarpaulin-A Biography . We collaborated with her on an oral history project on the Isle of Man in… Read More

Camelford Writers Pull It Off!

From Source to Page to Stage. A performance to remember following their involvement in a Young Walter Scott Prize Imagining History Project. Thanks to the students at Sir James Smith’s Community School, all at North Cornwall Book Festival, Patrick Gale. “these young authors… Read More

Cornwall Odyssey ends at St Endellion

On 5th Oct, the team of writers who have been exploring their history and their sense of place will present excerpts of their work during the schools day at the North Cornwall Book Festival. We will be part… Read More