Starting to Write

Turning inspiration and ideas into stories and poems

Monday October 21st - Saturday October 26th 2019

The Hurst

How do you take the seed of an idea and make it a story or poem that will capture the imagination? If you are new to fiction and poetry and wish to take your first steps into writing, come and be nurtured by two experienced tutors. This inspiring and lively course will give you the ideas and building blocks you need to start exploring creative writing. Exploring both fiction and poetry, varied, stimulating exercises and conversations will set you on the road to your own unique writing journey.

Single room price: £835

Grants are available to help with the course fee

COURSE TUTORS

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

Monday

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

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.

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.

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.

Friday

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

Saturday

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

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