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Get Writing: Rochester Literature Festival
Sat 10 Oct 2015 to Sun 11 Oct 2015
The Rochester Litfest (RLF) is to host four themed writing workshops during their 2015 festival, Live’n’Local, as part of the BBC's Get Creative campaign - a year-long celebration of British arts, culture and creativity

This year’s festival will run across the weekend 10/11 October and features a sense of people and place, mixing workshops and talks inspired by landscape and cultural heritage.

The workshops on Saturday at the Guildhall Museum feature The History Magpie, Rachael Hale, who – inspired by the museum’s wonderful collection of artefacts – will guide you in finding hidden treasures whose stories are waiting to be told. Festival partner Sam Hall will teach you how to use news stories to inspire your own writing, leading the creative writing workshop Safe and Sound which is linked to the Sunday evening play, My Mind is Free, exploring the issues around human trafficking in the UK (over 14s).

On Sunday at Sun Pier House, Nature Girl, Carol Donaldson will be taking participants out to explore the local environment before committing their discoveries to paper, while Melanie Benn will help you in Unlocking your Memories with discussion and thoughtful writing exercises, encouraging you think about writing from personal experiences.

You can keep up to date with the festival on Twitter @RochLitFest or find them on Facebook. The full programme can be found on the RLF website at or call 07904 643770

Additional Information:
South East England

Contact Information:
Rochester Literature Festival
Contact Name:
Jaye Nolan
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