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18th August 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm


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Join author Louise Hare for an evening dedicated to the telling of stories in the past.

Historical fiction can be challenging to write. During a practical session that includes writing exercises and plenty of opportunities to ask questions, Louise will guide you through the challenges of writing in this genre, covering everything from constructing a compelling narrative without sacrificing accuracy to creating a strong sense of time and place.

Speaker Profile

Louise Hare is a London based author. Her debut novel This Lovely City was published by HQ (Harper Collins) on March 12th 2020 and House of Anansi (N. America) on April 7th 2020. She has an MA in Creative Writing (Distinction) from Birkbeck, University of London.

Event Details

This is an online event which will be presented using video conferencing software. Joining instructions and full guidance will be provided in advance of the event and the W&A Team will be on hand to help with any technical questions before, and throughout the event.

After presenting for one hour, Louise will take questions for thirty minutes. You're invited to send any questions ahead of the event to Questions must be submitted by midnight 16th August, and please use the subject line 'Louise Hare event question'.

Booking Details

The event price is £20 (inc. VAT) with proceeds going to Book Aid International

Please do contact us if you have any questions about attending the event by calling 0207 631 5985 or by sending an email to

If this event is sold out, please look out for other writing courses by visiting our Events homepage.

About Book Aid International

Book Aid International is the UK’s leading international book donation and library development charity. Every year, the charity ships around one million books to thousands of libraries in communities where people have very few opportunities to access books.

Book Aid International works with an extensive network of libraries, schools, hospitals, NGOs and other partners to ensure that the books it sends reach those who are most in need. In addition, it also run library development projects which build the capacity of libraries to support readers and communities.


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