Short Story

Finding your story

Monday November 25th - Saturday November 30th 2019

Totleigh Barton

A good story knows how long (or short) it wants to be, but seeing that can prove elusive. This course will help you focus; to cut to the chase of your narrative, encouraging you to take risks and dig for the gold in what you write. Whether you’re up and running as a writer or just starting out, we’ll guide you towards being your own best critic, so you can recognise where your story really is and have the confidence to pursue it. Participants are invited to submit up to 2,000 words of a work-in-progress, to be sent to totleighbarton@arvon.org by 25 October 2019. This is entirely optional.

Single room price: £795

 

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Totleigh Barton garden and pond

Totleigh Barton

Totleigh Barton, the first ever Arvon centre, is a 16th-century manor house in one of the most peaceful and idyllic parts of Devon.

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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