Sarah Gristwood – Writing Workshop

Writing A Journal

£25 – limited spaces so please book early to secure a place

In recent years, many of us have come to understand ‘journaling’ as a useful tool in self-awareness, and even in self-help. But we are far from the first generation to do so. In this workshop, Sarah Gristwood looks back over 400 years of women’s diary writing, and asks how diarists before us have used the process, and what lessons we can take away.

Sarah’s new book Secret Voices: A Year of Women’s Diaries. features more than 100 diarists and covers over four centuries. Alison Weir called it “a book for all seasons – and all people…a modern classic”. Hear Sarah talk about the book at the festival here.

supported by The Faber Academy   


Booking Information

  • Priority Booking for Festival Friends opens at 08.00 on Friday 1st of March. Tickets go on general sale from Monday 4th March.
  • Hearing loops are available for Theatre and Library events. Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited. In all cases, please call the Box Office on 01434 652477 to book or email:
  • Tickets cannot be refunded but can be exchanged for other Book Festival events.


The White Room, Queen's Hall Arts Centre
The White Room, Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LZ


28 Apr 2024


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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