FICTION

Bringing the imaginary to life

Monday October 12th - Saturday October 17th 2020

Lumb Bank

A world a reader can step into, believable characters and a compelling story: these are what most of us love about the fiction that moves us. Join us in stimulating discussions, and take part in writing exercises designed to explore narrative voice, setting, character, dialogue and plot structure. Every novel or short story is unique, but every fiction writer is confronted with the same questions: what’s happening, where, when and to whom, and who is telling the story? Bring your work-in-progress for editorial advice, or come prepared to write your first fiction with the tutors’ expert guidance and support.

Single room price: £815

 

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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