Sally O’Reilly at Harrogate History Festival 2015

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Sally O’Reilly, author of Dark Aemilia, will join forces with fellow novelist Emma Darwin at the prestigious Harrogate History Festival 2015, to run a workshop on the experience of  ‘Writing History’.

Sally O’Reilly’s debut historical fiction, Dark Aemilia, is the boldest imagining of the era since Shakespeare in Love and Elizabeth. A spellbinding novel of witchcraft, poetry and passion, it brings to life Aemilia Lanyer, the ‘Dark Lady’ of Shakespeare’s Sonnets – the playwright’s muse and his one true love.

Emma Darwin is the great-great-grandaughter of Charles Darwin. She is a novelist (The Mathematics of Love and  A Secret Alchemy) and an associate lecturer at the Open University.

In the 90 minute workshop, Sally and Emma will explore imagining, researching and writing historical fiction, including thinking about what twenty-first century readers are looking for, how to approach publishers, and what’s involved if you decide to self-publish.

Tickets cost £20 including refreshments. For full details visit the Harrogate History Festival website.