Prepare for Publication
Navigating your way from manuscript to book deal
Writing in uncharted waters
Monday October 7th - Saturday October 12th 2019
Dive across genre, break out of boxes, prise your writing open, let your words fall in whatever shape they will. It’s tough to avoid labels as a writer, those we put on our own work and those stuck on by editors and readers. Is what you’ve written fiction or non-fiction, poetry or prose, an essay or a short story, criticism, journalism, creative writing? We will never fence you in. On this course, we embrace the peeling off of labels, revel in border-crossings, slip in slashes (poetry/essay or memoir/criticism, say), and slide across discipline. No experience necessary, come as you are.
Single room price: £795
Shared room price: £745
Tania Hershman’s third short story collection, Some Of Us Glow More Than Others, was published by Unthank Books…
Maria Fusco is the author of six books and has been commissioned by organisations including Artangel, BBC Radio 4, Film London…
Kristen Kreider is Professor of Fine Art and Director of the PhD Programme at Goldsmiths College. Her books include Poetics…
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.
Arrive late afternoon, settle in, enjoy dinner and the tutors’ introduction to the week in the evening.
Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. Tutors read from their work in the evening.
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.
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.
Tutors lead the final workshops in the morning. In the evening everyone gets together to share and celebrate their work.
The week comes to a close after breakfast. Have a tissue handy to say your farewells to the group.