Writing Our Roots

Writing Our Roots

We’ve been taking inspiration from family legends, migration stories and old photographs like this one of my grandmother and her sister as young girls. I’ve been teaching a short course with Writing West Midlands, exploring new ways to write memoir and family history. Fantastically rich family stories and all sorts of questions are emerging – truth or fiction? Can we capture or create voices? We’re listening for the unspoken dreams and secrets which bring history alive beyond the names and dates of the family tree. Watch this space…