2-4pm, April 28th 2015
‘Waterlogged trenches, the bodies of the dead lying rotting, their faces hidden from the day that they will never wake to see – these are our surrounding’ – Paul Destrube
Letters, poems and other materials from the library’s archives will be set alongside better-known World War I poems and texts in order explore their creative content and contextual influences. This will allow participants to reflect and share thoughts relating to World War I on both a local and wider scale, and to forge more personal connections to the material.
Participants will then work on their own World War One inspired creative writing. This will involve learning new techniques, working alongside a professional writer and devising pieces of writing which reflect upon and respond to the material in the library’s archives.