Folk Fiction

Looking for life in fantastical places

Monday August 12th - Saturday August 17th 2019

Totleigh Barton

Writers like George Saunders, Angela Carter, David Mitchell and Margaret Atwood combine the fantastic with the everyday to explore human truths. How can
you bring elements of science fiction, folklore, fantasy and the uncanny into your own fiction to create deep meaning that speaks to readers? Together we’ll explore practical techniques for making the surreal convincing, and writing fiction about human drama through the lens of the weird. This course is for dreamers, fantasists and wonderers of all levels.

Single room price: £795

Grants are available to help with the course fee

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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