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Monday May 13th - Saturday May 18th 2019
This is a week for writers and not-yet-writers looking for inspiration, authenticity of voice, fresh new ways into creativity and enhanced wellbeing. We bring together the practice of creative writing with the applied science of positive psychology. Together we’ll explore resilience, imagination, empathy, observation and focus. You might create haiku or flash fiction, nature writing or life writing. You might begin a memoir, or re-tell an old tale. You can have it both ways: apply the science of wellbeing to improve your creative writing, and/or let the practice of creative writing enhance your wellbeing.
Single room price: £835
Author of four novels and non-fiction such as The Book of Happy Endings, Elise Valmorbida has taught creative…
Vanessa King is a leading UK expert in the psychology of happiness and resilience. She has delivered TEDx talks, Guardian…
Beth Kempton’s books Freedom Seeker and Wabi Sabi have been translated into 16 languages. She is the…
The Hurst is a place you can write, far away from daily distractions. The house and gardens, surrounded by the forest-covered Shropshire Hills, were the former home of playwright John Osborne.
Arrive late afternoon, settle in, enjoy dinner and the tutors’ introduction to the week in the evening.
Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. Tutors read from their work in the evening.
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.
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.
Tutors lead the final workshops in the morning. In the evening everyone gets together to share and celebrate their work.
The week comes to a close after breakfast. Have a tissue handy to say your farewells to the group.