Workshop: Writing Historical Fiction
Yarra Plenty Regional Library
This event is part of the 11th Annual Booklovers Festival
History isn’t just about facts and figures: it’s about people and the choices they make. Capturing an authentic and compelling narrative voice is one of the fundamentals of all good fiction. Learn from Skylarking author Kate Mildenhall, who will lead you through writing exercises and explore topics such as research, history accuracy vs authenticity, and finding your historical voice.
In partnership with Nillumbik Shire Council
About the facilitator
Kate Mildenhall is a writer and teacher, who lives on the outskirts of Melbourne with her young family. She has taught in schools, at RMIT University and State Library Victoria, and volunteered with Teachers Across Borders in Cambodia. Her debut novel, Skylarking, was published in Australia by Black Inc. in 2016 and in the UK by Legend Press in 2017. Skylarking was longlisted for the Voss Literary Prize 2017 and the Indie Book Awards 2017.
Kate co-hosts The First Time podcast, a podcast about the first time you publish a book.