Children’s and Young Adults’ Fiction: Tutored Retreat

Supporting you to bring out your best work

Monday October 14th - Saturday October 19th 2019

Totleigh Barton

A course for writers who have a partially developed piece to work on. Whether you are working on a first draft, in the middle of development or polishing up your work, our aim is to build confidence and skills and to help you to write to the very best of your ability. During in-depth sessions we will provide honest criticism, experienced advice and, above all, plenty of encouragement. Participants are invited to submit up to 2,000 words of a work-in-progress, to be sent to totleighbarton@arvon.org by 14 September 2019.

Single room price: £795

Grants are available to help with the course fee

COURSE TUTORS

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

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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