Monthly Archives: February 2023

Historical sources as inspiration for creative writing

I’m really looking forward to leading this workshop in Kirkintilloch on 6 March as part of East Dunbartonshire’s brilliant local history month.

Our archives and museums are treasure troves of stories. Photographs, newspapers, records, objects …. each of these can open a door onto the lives of people of the past. I’ll share a little about how objects and records first drew me to the stories of Jonet and Helen, the 17th-century women who feature in my novel What You Call Free, and then we’ll have a dip into the East Dunbartonshire collections and see where that takes us.

Come along and have a go!

Check out the full Local History month programme here.