Tuesday’s sessions will mainly cover ‘researching’, while Wednesday’s sessions will mainly cover ‘writing’. The aim is to appeal to those interested in any type of research (local history, family history, memoir, investigative journalism), and any type of writing (including fiction). To that end, Tuesday’s sessions will begin with three hour-long seminars on research principles and practices; for example, strategies for distinguishing truth from myth or belief. These topics have been chosen because all researchers require an understanding of these types of principles and practices if they are to become able and confident researchers whereas theme-based research (‘convicts’, ‘Ancestry.com’, and so on) only appeals to and is useful to those undertaking that specific type of research. The day will end with a session on structuring a work of history or family history as many attendees will be historical researchers. Wednesday will begin with three hour-long writing workshops. These will also cover principles and practices but this time the ‘practice’ will be done by the attendees. We will discuss some of their endeavours as we go along. Wednesday will close with a seminar on publishing opportunities, including mainstream, self-publishing, websites and ebooks.
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