Great War heroes will inspire writing sessions

Local writer Rachel Cochrane is looking to Tyneside’s Great War heroes for inspiration as she prepares to host a series of creative writing workshops for members of the public this autumn.

The sessions will be held at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle, on Wednesday, November 12, and Segedunum Roman Fort in Wallsend on Wednesday, November 19, and will form part of the ‘Wor Life 1914-18, Tyne & Wear in the First World War’, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Heritage Lottery Funded programme of exhibitions and events to commemorate the First World War centenary.

Alongside handling museum objects, attendees will reflect on poignant letters and poems sent by soldiers from the front line, using them as the inspiration for new creative writing works.

Each of the three workshops draws inspiration from a different ‘Wor Life’ exhibition and attendees will be given a gallery tour led by the curator of the exhibition.

The sessions will explore the impact of World War I on life on the home front and Tyneside’s industrial contributions to the war effort.

All workshops run from 10.30am to 12.30pm and cost £9.50 per session.

Visit to book your place on a workshop.