Saturday 25 April 2015, 10.00-16.00 Sackler Rooms £35, Members/concessions £25
Historians understand a great deal about Indian Ocean trade networks but know far less about the people who were involved. Join Corinne Fowler, Director of the University of Leicesterís Centre for New Writing, and Harry Whitehead, critically acclaimed author of the historical novel The Cannibal Spirit, to investigate Museum objects and use them to imagine the lives of sailors, merchants, farmers and thieves. Explore deals won and lost, shipwrecks, monsoons, and much more. Uniting writing craft with rigorous research techniques, practise developing authentic, satisfying historical fiction. All levels welcome.