Sarah Simpson's Story: History, Biography, Poetry, Fact or Fiction

Ref: C3533394

This session will tell the fictionalised story of Sarah Simpson, a real life character from 19th century Sheffield and how she married a slave owner in Atlanta, Georgia. The story is told in several different voices in poetic monologues. The poems will be read and the writing process will be explained and analysed..

Course aim

To tell a fictionalised story of a real life woman character whose life started in 19th century Sheffield and how she married a slave owner in Atlanta, Georgia. The question of truth and lies in fiction in writing will also be discusssed.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • understand some of the history of women's lives in 19th century Sheffield and Georgia.
  • understand how truth and lies can combine in fiction and biography

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

No previous knowledge neccessary.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Sarah Simpson's Story: History, Biography, Poetry, Fact or Fiction

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Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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