Writing Plymouth | Laura Quigley
28th October 2017 - 28th October 2017
LAURA QUIGLEY | WRITING PLYMOUTH SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER 5PM
Plymouth's turbulent history presents a number of challenges to the modern writer, whether writing fiction or non-fiction. As we prepare to tell our story to the world, for the Mayflower 400 events in 2020, which stories are we going to tell and how are we going to present them? We should be encouraging pride in modern Plymouth, particularly for future generations, but can we do this and still tell the darker stories from our past? This talk will consider the representation of Plymouth UK in written work and promises to initiate some lively discussion.
Laura Quigley has received funding from the Arts Council to write historical fiction based in 17th century Plymouth, and has published successful books about Plymouth and Devon. She works closely with a number of heritage and literary groups in Plymouth,preparing new material for the Mayflower 400 events.