Life Writing

Create powerful stories from your lived experience

October 29th - November 3rd 2018

The Hurst

It’s frustrating when people don’t ‘get’ what you have lived through. Often, that’s because we tell them lessons we’ve learned instead of showing life as it unfolded and allowing our readers to work things out for themselves. If you know you have a powerful story to tell but aren’t sure how to keep people’s interest, and deliver real impact, this course will teach you to select telling details and share the moments that matter most. Participants are invited to submit up to 2,000 words of a work-in-progress, to be sent to The Hurst by 28 September 2018.

Single room price: £800 

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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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