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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