Starting to Write

Ways into writing

Monday September 9th - Saturday September 14th 2019

Lumb Bank

During this enjoyable and supportive course we’ll use a variety of inspiring exercises to develop your skills in creating both fiction and poetry. If you have trouble starting or you have trouble finishing, we’re here to help. You’ll develop characters, explore a sense of place and learn about structure and form. You’ll discover how to let your words find shape in sound and on the page. Throughout the week we’ll listen – to each other, to ourselves and to the voices of stories and poems within.

Single room price: £795

Shared room price: £745

Grants are available to help with the course fee

COURSE TUTORS

Lumb Bank

The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre, Lumb Bank is an 18th-century millowners house in West Yorkshire, which once belonged to Ted Hughes. It’s set in 20 acres of steep woodland with breathtaking views to the valley below.

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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