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Writing Your Family History Course

Saturdays 10th October, 31st October and 14th November 2015
10.15am to 3.45pm

Cost £65 (Total)

At Norwich Quaker Meeting House
5 Upper Goat Lane, Norwich, NR2 1EW

Tutor Gill Blanchard
Author of Writing Your Family History (and other books), Professional Genealogist and Tutor

Three progressive and practical workshops guiding participants through the different phases of writing and developing a family history. Each workshop includes writing exercises, feedback, discussion and readings. The course includes one to one feedback from the tutor.

For more information and to book contact Gill Blanchard, Office 14, Meadow View House, 191 Queens Road, Norwich. NR1 3PP. Tel: 01603 610619. Email: gblanchard@pastsearch.co.uk Web: http://www.pastsearch.co.uk

Cheques made payable to Gill Blanchard or via PayPal account gblanchard@pastsearch.co.uk

10th October Part One
Starting out and expanding your family history biography
Please bring a family history related object with you to the first workshop.
• Developing a writing style
• Format and what to include.
• How to stop researching and start writing.
• Introduction to adding social, geographical and local history context.
• Writing exercises and feedback.
31st October Part Two
Developing your writing further and bringing the past to life
• Bringing the past to life with local and social history resources.
• Dealing with family stories, missing pieces and anomalies.
• Writing exercises and feedback.
14th November Part Three
Publishing, layout and production
Review of progress
• What type of family history?
• Printing and publishing.
• Editing and layout.
• Reviewing, feedback and sharing written work.

Norwich Writers' Circle

Mustard Competition Thanks

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A big ‘thank you’ to everyone who has entered our inaugural Short Fiction Competition.

The entries are currently being adjudicated by Unthank BooksAshley Stokes.

Discover if you have won our competition prizes of £500.00, £250.00 and £100.00, and hear a selection of entries, at a Gala Evening on Tuesday 20th Tuesday October.

We hope you can join us for what should promising to be a highly enjoyable evening. Watch this space for further details of this exciting night in the coming months.