Fiction

Re-ignite and refresh your writing

Monday December 2nd - Saturday December 7th 2019

The Hurst

Got a great idea for a novel but can’t get started? Got your novel off the ground but struggling to make it work? Finished a first draft but have a feeling something about it isn’t quite right? Covering everything from the generation of ideas through to understanding story structure, this week focuses on giving you the tools to build a firm foundation for your work and aims to inspire you to keep going once you leave The Hurst.

Single room price: £835

Grants are available to help with the course fee

COURSE TUTORS

The Hurst

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.

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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