Fiction Tutored Retreat

Powering up your prose

Monday March 9th - Saturday March 14th 2020

The Hurst

This Arvon week will inspire you to engage more deeply and productively with your work-in-progress. You will be encouraged to challenge yourself creatively with a view to developing a quality first draft, or to further refine your writing craft. Offering in-depth advice, assistance and critique, we will look hard at your narrative craft and give you a clear road map for the way ahead. Once booked, you’re invited to send a 1500 words sample of your work to tutors in advance which will help with tailoring one-to-one sessions to your needs – send to by 9th February 2020.

Single room price: £835



The Hurst front

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.

“I arrived at the beginning of the week wondering whether I might be a writer or even if I could write. But when I left, not only did I feel I could write, I knew that’s what I was going to do next.”

—Piers Torday

“It is invaluable to writers at an early stage to have this feedback on their work. Many people on my course said that they wished that they had received this type of input earlier in their career – that it might have borne fruit and improved their success. It also provides time to think – in an over complicated world it is hard to carve time for yourself against the requirements of work, family, and daily chores. Arvon was a breath of fresh creative air.”

—Penny Clark

“Both courses I attended have had a massive impact on my writing, and been part of the motivation and encouragement I needed to begin working professionally as a writer.”

—Course participant



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