CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG ADULT FICTION

Sharpen your writing and let your imagination go

Monday May 25th - Saturday May 30th 2020

Totleigh Barton

Whatever stage you’re at – forging on with work-in-progress or a true beginner – this course offers helpful writing prompts and experimental exercises to encourage you on your way. We will look at building a world for your story, either in this reality or in an entirely imagined setting, and there will be tips and advice on how to create convincing characters and dynamite dialogue. We will also lift the lid on life as a published author. Most importantly, you will take away a sense of delight in the process of story-making.

Single room price: £815

 

COURSE TUTORS

Totleigh Barton garden and pond

Totleigh Barton

Totleigh Barton, the first ever Arvon centre, is a 16th-century manor house in one of the most peaceful and idyllic parts of Devon.

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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