Unearthing the Past: the museum as muse
Historian and historical novelist, or gamekeeper turned poacher, Steph Haxton has always looked into the past for inspiration. In both roles, she tells history – or her-story – using the historical evidence uncovered in her research. This workshop will explore ideas inspired by the paintings, pieces and people associated with Penlee House Gallery & Museum to get creative ideas flowing. Open to all, from beginners to more experienced writers, Steph will share her experiences of exploring artefacts and telling tales. Short stories, long stories, poetry or prose, all you need is a notepad and pen to go wherever the muse(um) takes you!
Steph Haxton is the author of Exposed to All Villainies, the story of three Cornish women set during the Civil War and the siege of Pendennis Castle. The sequel, A Cord of Three Strands, is currently available on Amazon Kindle and will be published in paperback this summer.
Cost: £10.00 including entrance to the gallery and refreshments
Booking essential – please phone Penlee House on 01736 363625