Our Next Meeting

Thursday 12 April 2018

History and Fiction – Finding the Balance with Richard Buxton

Where does an author draw the line between accurately representing history and writing compelling fiction? It’s an issue peculiar to historical fiction writers. Richard will involve the audience in exploring the differing approaches of published authors, as well as draw on his own experience of using real events, people and places to inspire imagination.
Richard will also examine the use and misuse of believable detail in a historical setting. How much is just enough? How to research? Finally, there will be an exercise designed to invoke the feel of a period without employing cliché.

Richard Buxton writes historical fiction in both the short and long form. His short stories have won the Exeter Story Prize, the Bedford Writing Competition and the Nivalis Award. His self-published novel, Whirligig, was shortlisted for the Rubery International Book Award. He is a graduate of the Chichester Creative Writing Masters’ programme.

at Goring Methodists Church Hall - start at 7:30pm

Guests welcome - £5 entry (includes free Tea or Coffee)

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 Coast Lines Anthology

Celebrating 80 years of West Sussex Writers, this anthology features short stories and poems from 35 members, spanning many styles and genres. Coast Lines is available in paperback This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or on Kindle via Amazon.

Includes work from the following writers - Sue Ajax-Lewis, Alison Batcock, Terence Brand, Rose Bray, Ian C. Black, Caroline Collingridge, Suzanne Conboy-Hill, Richard Buxton, Paul Doran, Derek Eastwood, Liz Eastwood, John Falconer, Patricia Feinberg Stoner, Rhona Gorringe, Patricia Graham, Wendy Greene, Pat Hopper, Jackie Harvey, Alison Hawes, Lyn C. Jennings, Audrey Lee, Alexander Medwell, Laurie Morris, Christine Mustchin, Janet Rogers, Kathy Schilbach, Dave Simpson, Cherrie Taylor, Lela Tredwell, Nina Tucknott, Andrew Westgate, Terry Westwood, Phil Williams and Sandra Wood-Jones.

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