Alderney Literary Festival event – Introducing the Past

As part of the Alderney Literary Festival 2015, Simon Scarrow is returning to Alderney on 19th March to host another creative writing course.  

Aspiring authors know that incorporating historical facts will add impact and credibility to their story, and that successful integration of facts into fiction is one of the reasons why historical fiction writer Simon Scarrow produces bestseller after bestseller.

Last Spring Simon Scarrow held a very successful creative writing course entitled So you want to be a Writer at the Braye Beach Hotel. Now he’s back to run another creative writing course and to pass on his professional knowledge and advice. The full-day course will be held at the Braye Beach Hotel on Thursday 19 March – the first day of the Alderney Literary Festival 2015.

The title and topic of Simon Scarrow’s workshop is Introducing the Past. The course will be intensive and is limited to 17 people. Early bookings are strongly recommended. The £75 course fee (£60 for students under 18 years) includes coffee/tea breaks and a light lunch and audio-visual presentations.


To reserve a place, please email [email protected] now or book directly at The Bookshop in Q.E. II Street.

Simon Scarrow will also be giving several talks and taking part in lively panel discussions during the Alderney Literary Festival (19-22 March) which features over 20 different events. The festival has already attracted ten of the UK’s top-selling historical broadcasters, television presenters and writers who will give talks about their work and take part in panel discussions on aspects of historical writing, book-signings and one-to-one In the Spotlight interviews. The authors include historians Tom Holland,  Prof. Tim Thornton, Dr. Marc Morris, Prof. Lloyd Clark, Adrian  Murdoch and Clare Mulley and historical fiction authors M C (aka Manda) Scott, Simon Scarrow,  Danuta Reah and Carol McGrath.  More top authors are expected to confirm their attendance by the end of this month.  The festival also includes a theatrical re-enactment, historical tours and much more. Tickets will go on sale at the end of this month. For details of the programme of events please visit

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