Event Details

Creative Writing with E. S. Thomson

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Workshop Edinburgh

Date: Saturday, 19 January 2019


Venue:

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh,
9 Queen Street,
Edinburgh
EH2 1JQ

Overview

Always wanted to write a novel but not sure where to start? Put your New Year’s Resolution into action, by starting 2019 with historical crime fiction writer E.S. Thomson for a unique creative writing workshop. In this 3 hour session, you will use real historical material from one of the oldest medical collections in the UK. Images, documents, books, artefacts selected by E.S. Thomson and the College Archivists, will be your inspiration.

There will be an informal talk about using archive material for writing fiction before participants create a work of their own. Images and documents will be used to encourage writers to engage with real period detail – how was language used, what procedures were current, and what were the circumstances of the medical world?

E.S. Thomson is the author of the Jem Flockhart medical history crime series, 'Beloved Poison', 'Dark Asylum' and 'The Blood'. Her work has been shortlisted for the Saltire Prize, the Scottish Arts Council First Book Award and the Crime Writers Historical Dagger Award.

If you are buying a ticket as a gift, after your purchase please email us at library@rcpe.ac.uk to request an e-voucher which will make an attractive present.

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Programme

Creative Writing with E. S. Thomson

10am - 1pm

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Fees

Tickets for this event cost £20 and must be advance booked. Bookings are available through Eventbrite.

Further information is available from:

Iain Milne

i.milne@rcpe.ac.uk

 

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Further Info

Tickets for this event cost £20 and must be advance booked. Bookings are available through Eventbrite.

Further information is available from:

Iain Milne

i.milne@rcpe.ac.uk

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