Folklore to Fiction: Creating Magical Worlds

Six-week course, beginning -
From folklore to fiction
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  • Full Price: £295.00 Member: £250.00 Other concessions available

Let Harry Potter: A History of Magic and the unique collections of the British Library inspire your creative writing

Course dates: Mondays 15, 22 and 29 January; 5, 12 and 19 February 2018 

Times: 18.00 – 20.30  

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Could you be the next big thing in fantasy fiction? Craft your own magical worlds and populate them with characters, settings and stories inspired by centuries of magic and folklore. Along the way you’ll learn the fundamentals of creative writing: how to create strong characters, rich settings, powerful plots and more.

This course is led by award-winning writer Zoe Gilbert, whose first novel, Folk, is released by Bloomsbury in February 2018. Award-winning writer Natasha Pulley, author of the international best-seller The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, will also contribute.

This course is also running on Wednesdays from 24 January, click here to book.


Name: Folklore to Fiction: Creating Magical Worlds
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £295.00
Member: £250.00
Senior 60+: £265.00
Student: £250.00
Registered Unemployed: £250.00
Friend of the British Library: £250.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
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