|Town||Walton on Thames|
|Start date||20 June 2015 10:00|
|End date||20 June 2015 15:00|
|Category||First World War commemoration; Learning and education; Libraries|
Walton Library - Saturday 20 June 2015, 10am - 3pm.
Is there a fascinating snippet of information or a hint of a mystery about an ancestor who lived through the Great War? A tale that has been handed down from generation to generation but never fully explored? Award-winning journalist and writer, Antonia Swinson FRSA, will provide practical tips on structure, method and good writing practice to help you turn a historical episode into a rattling good read. You may like to try one of our family history workshops to research the facts before you turn to writing - and remember, truth can be stranger than fiction!
Antonia is the author of three novels and two works of non-fiction. She has worked as a journalist on national papers in both London and Scotland and is a former chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland. She has recently been appointed Director of the Ethical Property Foundation and has long been interested in the links between small businesses, social enterprise and practical politics.
She has recently written an extended introduction to her late father's 1963 classic, Scotch on the Rocks, the true story of the Whisky Galore boat, the SS Politician.
Tickets, including refreshments, £20.
Telephone credit/card bookings on 01483 543599. SMS: 07968 32414. A small handling charge may apply.
Tickets can also be bought in person from any Surrey Library.