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Sift, select, edit, polish

GENRE: Fiction
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Lumb Bank

Have you written a number of stories but are now finding they fit different themes, or are written in a variety of styles? This 5-day residential course will help you work towards a coherent collection and identify a common thread among individual plots, surrounded by a supportive group of writers and two experienced short-story writers. There’ll be an opportunity for tailored feedback on individual stories, and guidance on how to approach publication strategically. Suitable for all short-story writers, whether you’re just beginning to accumulate material, or have already assembled a collection’s worth of stories.

After booking on this course, you are invited to submit a story of up to 1000 words to lumbbank@arvon.org, a month before the course, along with a paragraph suggesting a shape to your collection. Please note, sending work is optional.

Single room price: £760
Shared room price: £710

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