Writing Historical Fiction with Catherine Hokin, CCA, 31 January, 2016

catherine hokin

catherine hokin

Writing Historical Fiction with Catherine Hokin

This talk centres on defining the genre of Historical Fiction and where the writer, Catherine Hokin fits within that genre. Hokin will discuss her writing process and why it pays to have an angle, and why she chose to write about rediscovering lost female voices. Hokin will address the pluses and minuses of using real people, finding the story beneath the facts, getting the period detail right while finding the balance between fact and storytelling, the value of storyboarding, and taking your audience with you.

Catherine Hokin began writing in 2014, first published 2014 a short story, Now You See Me, with her debut novel, Blood and Roses published in January 2016 based on the story of Margaret of Anjou and the Wars of the Roses. She’s a former mentee of the 2016 Scottish Book Trust Author Mentor Programme for her second novel, currently a work in progress and set in the fourteenth century with Chaucer as a key protagonist.

Scottish Writers Centre

Tickets £6/£3 (Concession) FREE to Members

CCA, 350 Sauchihall Street, G2 3JD

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