Free Historical Fiction Writing Workshop

Bestselling author hosts the Wandsworth Heritage Service event

Wandsworth Heritage Service is to host an historical fiction writing workshop by bestselling author Sophia Tobin. The event will take place at the Service in Lavendar Hill on November 16th and forms part of the national Explore Your Archive programme of events.

Sophia Tobin is author of Sunday Times bestseller The Silversmith’s Wife and The Widow’s Confession, published in January this year.

Sophia Tobin

Author and host Sophia Tobin

During the workshop, attendees will participate in a unique writing exercise inspired by items selected from the extensive archives collection at the Service. Aspiring writers will also receive feedback on their writing from Sophia and their fellow participants.

Diana Edmonds, Head of Libraries at GLL, said, “We encourage local writers, whether they are just starting out, emerging, or published, to join us in celebrating the stories of Wandsworth that can be uncovered in the Wandsworth Heritage Service’s rich collection of archives, and ensure they leave the workshop feeling inspired by what they have discovered.”

The workshop is free, but limited to a maximum of 12 participants, so those wishing to attend are asked to submit a short writing sample of between 100 and 150 words to demonstrate their interest in writing. The registration deadline is 12pm Monday 2nd November.
To register for this event, visit

October 28, 2015