Autumn Retreat

Monday October 8th - Saturday October 13th 2018

Lumb Bank

Imagine no distractions apart from the breathtaking views and the crackle of the open fire. Retreat to Lumb Bank, Ted Hughes’s former home, surrounded by steep woodland, wildlife, ruins of old mills and a beautiful river valley. Find the inspiration to get to grips with your work-in-progress or start something new. With all day to yourself and supplies of tea and cake on hand, you can really give your writing the time and focus it needs.

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Lumb Bank

The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre, Lumb Bank is an 18th-century millowners house in West Yorkshire, which once belonged to Ted Hughes. It’s set in 20 acres of steep woodland with breathtaking views to the valley below.

THE COURSE AT A GLANCE

Monday

Arrive late afternoon, settle in, enjoy dinner and the tutors’ introduction to the week in the evening.

Tuesday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. Tutors read from their work in the evening.

Wednesday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. In the evening a guest speaker joins the group.

Thursday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. You are free to spend this evening as you wish.

Friday

Tutors lead the final workshops in the morning. In the evening everyone gets together to share and celebrate their work.

Saturday

The week comes to a close after breakfast. Have a tissue handy to say your farewells to the group.

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