Life Writing

Mining your memories and experiences to create compelling writing

Monday October 28th - Saturday November 2nd 2019

The Hurst

How do you select which of your memories and experiences will make a good story? What are the common pitfalls and tangles that memoir writers should avoid? And how do you find a storytelling voice that is true to your experience while also being compelling for others to read? During this week we will share techniques for crafting strong narratives while stimulating you to find your distinctive writer’s voice.

Single room price: £835

 

Grants are available to help with the course fee

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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