Creative Writing Workshop

On Saturday 12th March, writer and academic Ruth Livesey is going to hold a creative writing workshop in response to artefacts and women’s stories found in the Coventry Archives and inspired by George Eliot.

Are you Interested in women’s history in Coventry and your place in it? Which stories are preserved and what is missing?

In this hands-on workshop women are invited to contribute to the history of Coventry for the generations to come. Explore creative writing to respond to the stories we find in the Archives and think about what you might want to leave as your own record. 

Join writer and academic Ruth Livesey and Archive Manager Victoria Northridge in exploring how the history of women in Coventry is represented in the Archives, from the earliest of times, to the Victorian age, and the great redevelopment of Coventry in the 1950s and 60s.

The workshop is inspired by local female artists who break the mould, from writer George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans), whose novel Middlemarch is a fictional version of women’s lives in nineteenth-century Coventry, and composer Delia Derbyshire, the electronic music pioneer, best known for the theme tune to Dr Who.

The workshop will be held from 11am – 2:30pm at the City Archives. Lunch is provided. Places are limited and booking is required.

For any questions, please get in touch with us via cristina.catalina@rhul.ac.uk.

This is part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project ‘Finding Middlemarch in Coventry, 2021 – 2022‘, with support from Coventry Archives.

Saturday 12 March 2022: 11:00 – 14:30: Coventry History Centre, Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

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