Non-Fiction: Work-in-progress

November 19th - November 24th 2018

Lumb Bank

This course is for people who are in the middle (muddle) of a non-fiction project and need some fresh impetus. Because non-fiction is artful, we will focus on honing your narrative skills and on tightening up the structure, making sure your key themes play together (or in counterpoint). We will also explore strategies to ensure your reader is always in your sightline by using characterisation and dialogue.

Single room price: £770 
Shared room price: £720

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COURSE TUTORS

Lumb Bank

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.

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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