Short Course: Non-Fiction Tutored Retreat

Supercharge your non-fiction project

Monday August 12th - Thursday August 15th 2019

The Hurst

Turning real-life experiences and factual elements into a compelling story is one of the challenges faced by non-fiction writers. What to use – and what to leave out? How to incorporate the small details to encompass a wider theme? How do you weave the necessary facts into a pacey story without getting bogged down? If you have a Non-Fiction project in progress and you are keen to supercharge your writing in a dynamic community of writers with two highly experienced tutors then this is the opportunity you need.

This short course is aimed at writers who need a very focused experience. You will receive an hour’s worth of tutorials, 2 masterclasses, an evening hearing your tutors read and a chance to share your work. You will also have the time and space to write in the beautiful setting of The Hurst. After you have booked, you are invited to submit up to 1500 words and/or a one page synopsis outlining project for the tutors to read in advance, to thehurst@arvon.org no later than 12th July.

Single room price: £560

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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 at lunchtime, afternoon workshop, after dinner the tutors read from their own work.

one-to-one tutorial at Lumb Bank

Tuesday

Morning workshop, one to one tutorials and time to write in the afternoon, after dinner evening workshop or group session.

Course participants writing at the workshop table at The Hurst

Wednesday

Morning workshop, one to one tutorials and time to write in the afternoon, after dinner group celebratory readings.

Course participants eating at The Hurst

Thursday

Depart after breakfast with the group.

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