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Third course: thinking and writing family histories imaginatively

2013 May 5
tom's sampler

Material for writing family history
A sampler by an ancestor of Tom Marshall

This is the third of three courses I am teaching during the summer school at the City Lit in Covent Garden this July and August. I have taught similar family history courses before at the London Metropolitan Archives,  Bishopsgate Institute and Ruskin College but this week-long course means that there will be more time for trying out different ways of writing.

This  course will focus on new ways of thinking about – and using – material. We will be exploring in imaginative ways conventional material such as maps, certificates and census returns. However, we will also be analysing the role of photos, objects, memories and family stories. We will analyse the approach of different writers as a way of thinking about what is possible – and what will work for you. The focus is on using your own material and sharing ideas.

The full cost is £134 but there are concessions including a senior fee of £76. I cannot take bookings – though am happy to answer queries about the content. Please click here on City Lit to enrol.


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