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Exploring Walter Besant’s ‘By Celia’s Arbour’ – Creative Writing Workshop (Being Human event)

21 November 2015 | 11:30 - 16:00

By Celia’s Arbour: A Tale of Portsmouth Town was first published in 1878, by Walter Besant who was born in Portsmouth and founded the Society of Authors.

The novel revolves around a retired sea captain, who lives by the mill-dam, and takes in two orphaned boys.

A creative writing workshop led by Dr Alison Habens will take place in Milldam Building, where the novel is set, and will end with a guided walk. Afterwards, the book’s context and literary merits will be explored in a panel discussion by Dr Charlotte Boyce, Dr. Páraic Finnerty, Dr Mark Frost and Dr Christopher Pittard from the Centre for Studies in Literature.

This is a Being Human festival event

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21 November 2015
11:30 - 16:00
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Eldon Building
Winston Churchill Avenue
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

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