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Historical fiction workshops


Helen Watts

Helen Watts

Helen has 25 years of experience in the field of educational publishing. She has written fiction, non-fiction, poetry and on-screen interactive resources for children and teachers. May 2013 sees the publication of her debut novel for teenagers and young adults. Set in occupied France in June 1944, One Day in Oradour is a powerful and moving story that weaves the truth about what happened to the people in the real life village of Oradour-sur-Glane into a powerful fictional story centred on two characters: a plucky, inspirational seven-year-old boy and the hot-headed, power-hungry SS commander who shattered his world and changed his life for ever.

Helen is available to come into your school to talk about the true story which inspired her novel, and also to run workshops exploring:

  • the genre of historical fiction;
  • what kind of historical events inspire people to write and how authors spot a good story;
  • the effective use of historical sources;
  • how writers weave fact and fiction;
  • how to plan a story;
  • how to sell a story.

Workshops can be tailored to suit your school's needs, the age of your pupils and the time available. One Day in Oradour is recommended for children age 11 and over. 

For more information, details of fees and booking forms, simply email us with your requirements and suggested date(s) or telephone 01789292112.

Book now and receive a FREE copy of One Day In Oradour for your school or class.

*Special offer to schools in Warwickshire, Coventry & Solihull*

10% discount on all half- and full-day workshop bookings made before 30th September 2013. Offer applies only to workshops taking place before 31st December 2013.

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