Children’s and young adult fiction: tutored retreat

Improving your playwriting craft from blank page to stage

Wednesday November 7th - Monday November 12th 2018

Lumb Bank

Some stories never seem to leave us. They circle around us just as we edge towards them. How do you find the centre of that story and the voice in which to tell it? How do you give narrative shape to memories? Establishing a consistent tone can be one of the most demanding tasks in storytelling. Often a story is part of a bigger tale. In this week of memoir writing, you will explore the creative potential of your mini stories and anecdotes so that they begin to come together as a unified whole.

Single room price: £770
Shared room price: £720

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COURSE TUTORS

Lumb Bank house

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

Writing course tutor delivering a workshop at Lumb Bank

Monday

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

one-to-one tutorial at Lumb Bank

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.

Course participants writing at the workshop table at The Hurst

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.

Course participant writing on a sofa in the barn at Lumb Bank

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.

A woman smiling and listening to a writing tutor speak at Lumb Bank

Friday

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

Course participants eating at The Hurst

Saturday

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

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