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Research and Writing Local History Panel Discussion with Brixham Heritage Museum

Date: 31 March 2018

As part of 'Sharing Stories' a festival celebrating Storytelling and Writing on the English Riviera.

Saturday 31st March, 12.30pm to 1.30pm

At Brixham Council Offices, Function Room - next to Brixham Heritage Museum

Research and Writing Local History Panel Discussion

Join celebrated local historians and published authors, Samantha Little, Fiona Freer, Rolf Söderlind, Mike Holgate and John Tucker as they discuss their creative thoughts and processes in researching and writing about local stories. 

Rolf Söderlind:

Rolf reported world news from 20 countries mainly for Reuters before retiring to become an author. His latest book, An Unsound Mind, is loosely based on a tragedy that took place in 1933 in the house in Torquay where he now lives. It is available on Amazon online and in Waterstones in Torquay.

Mike Holgate:

Mike is the author of twenty history books including offbeat accounts of famous figures Agatha Christie, Napoleon Bonaparte, John ‘Babbacombe’ Lee and Jack the Ripper. For several years he was a feature writer for Devon Life and his research has been used in programmes produced by BBC Radio Devon and Granada Television.  

Samantha Little:

Samantha is Writer in Residence at Brixham Heritage Museum.    She has written five local history books based on material held in the Museum.  A member of the Society of Authors, she has provided research for BBC programmes commemorating the Great War, and contributed to Farming, Fishing and Food Supply in the First World War (an Exeter University publication), The Devon Historian and the Torbay Local History Series.
 She is a patron of the arts in healthcare charity Poems in the Waiting Room and contributes book reviews to Signposts for Carers, a local NHS magazine. Her new book will be published next month.

This event is FREE of charge.  No need to book, just turn up on the day.

Space is limited so come early to avoid disappointment

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