Fiction

Fuel for the fire

Monday July 29th - Saturday August 3rd 2019

Lumb Bank

How can we, as writers, transcend our initial influences while still harnessing the thrill that first inspired us? In this course, we will investigate how we can use our reading life as fuel for writing. We’ll look at style, technique, tone and content in existing texts and explore various ways we can absorb the influences that excite us and still arrive at our own unique writing voice. You’ll come away having developed your individual craft and eager to carry on writing.

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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