Flash Fiction

The shortest of stories. Enough said.

Monday November 19th - Saturday November 24th 2018

Totleigh Barton

Short on words but long on depth, flash fiction stings like good poetry. Punchy, succinct and surprising, the best flash stories shift the reader’s heart but also keep it beating hard. By definition a short form, in flash everything is essential and excess words and ideas are pared away. Suitable for the novice as well as the more experienced writer, we will guide participants through practical theory on how to write effective flash alongside writing exercises, exploring different sources of inspiration from art to science. We will look at stories from accomplished flash writers and explore outlets for completed stories.

Single room price: £770 
Shared room price: £720

This course is half-price to Arvon 18-25 members and those in receipt of certain state benefits.

COURSE TUTORS

Totleigh Barton

Totleigh Barton, the first ever Arvon centre, is a 16th-century manor house in one of the most peaceful and idyllic parts of Devon.

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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