Historical Fiction

November 12th - November 17th 2018

The Hurst

A wise man said that writing was the most fun anyone could have on their own. This week we’re going to explore how historical fiction can be twice the fun – not only how we present an engaging yarn, but also how we revitalise a time lost to time. How do we make the past present – and alive? Together we’ll stretch our ideas of what our writing can be, finding ways to weave words that are authentic but not leaden, credible but distinctly our own. We’ll unearth that style and story, giving you the confidence and inspiration to work across time.

This course is half-price for Arvon 18-25 members and those in receipt of certain UK state benefits – see here for concession pricing information.

Single room price: £800 

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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