POPULAR NON-FICTION

Writing for the modern reader

Monday September 14th - Saturday September 19th 2020

The Hurst

In this information-hungry world, more people are reading more non-fiction more of the time. But they’re not just there to be educated and informed. Readers are flocking to nonfiction for entertainment, for enlightenment, for a jolly good time. Even if it isn’t laugh-out-loud funny, non-fiction with a healthy dose of personality – popular non-fiction – is on the up. Between us, we have the full range of non-fiction experience – from idea conception, to writing, to editing, to publishing. On this course, we’ll show you how to channel your topic into a pitchable concept, how to use your voice to captivate the reader and why non-fiction needs as much of a narrative arc as fiction. Whatever your topic, whatever gets you out of bed in the morning, this course will help you map out your approach and teach you some priceless techniques to ensure that your readers want to come back for more.

Single room price: £850

 

COURSE TUTORS

The Hurst front

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

Writing course tutor delivering a workshop at Lumb Bank

Monday

Arrive late afternoon, settle in, enjoy dinner and the tutors’ introduction to the week in the evening.

one-to-one tutorial at Lumb Bank

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.

Course participants writing at the workshop table at The Hurst

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.

Course participant writing on a sofa in the barn at Lumb Bank

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.

A woman smiling and listening to a writing tutor speak at Lumb Bank

Friday

Tutors lead the final workshops in the morning. In the evening everyone gets together to share and celebrate their work.

Course participants eating at The Hurst

Saturday

The week comes to a close after breakfast. Have a tissue handy to say your farewells to the group.

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