Fiction

Unlearning rules, building instinct

Monday April 15th - Saturday April 20th 2019

Lumb Bank

We write from unseen places within ourselves. Rules can help as waymarkers, but unhelpful rules often get in the way of that inner propulsion: our instinct. What is it that makes you want to write? What is it, really, that you want to say? Which conventions might help, and which might hinder? We’ll spend this week engaging in free and bold writing practice. This is an intermediate course, for those who’ve started writing a work of fiction. We want to help you connect with the initial urge that set the process going and explore approaches that allow that urge to take its best form.

Single room price: £795
Shared room price: £745

Grants are available to help with the course fee

COURSE TUTORS

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

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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