Arvon Teacher Week
Time and space to write
Navigating your way from manuscript to book deal
Monday November 11th - Saturday November 16th 2019
Is your fiction project ready to share with the world? We will guide you through every stage of the publication process, from traditional publishing – how it works and how you can work it – to the pros and cons of selfpublishing and crowdfunding. How do you grab an agent’s attention? How do advances and royalties work? What does a PR campaign do for your book, and how should authors engage with social media? We’ll help you learn how to tackle your inner critic, edit your own work effectively, and polish your pitch to perfection. Competition is fierce – but there are ways to give your book the very best chance of success, and we’ll help you find them.
Single room price: £795
James Spackman trains publishers in presentation and copywriting. He has worked in sales, marketing and management at Bloomsbury and Hodder amongst…
Max Porter is Editorial Director of Granta and Portobello Books, where his authors include Han Kang, Eleanor Catton, Rebeca…
Victoria Hobbs is a Director at AM Heath, having joined the agency in 1999. She represents a broad range of fiction…
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.