Starting to Write

Time and permission to write

Monday February 24th - Saturday February 29th 2020

Totleigh Barton

There are many good reasons why you might have put off starting to write that story, that poem, that novel. Maybe you were too busy caring for someone, or your working life left you no time for anything else. There are others too: maybe you didn’t know any writers growing up, or your family wouldn’t like it. Maybe you lack confidence.  For a week, we will suspend all these reasons, exploring story and language through games and exercises, with plenty of positive feedback. We strongly believe that everyone is entitled to write – and by the end of the week, we hope you’ll believe it too.

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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