Starting to Write

Becoming you, the writer

Monday August 19th - Saturday August 24th 2019

The Hurst

How do you face the blank page? In our supportive community, we’ll transform any trepidation into exploration and exhilaration. This course suits writers who are beginning to work in fiction or poetry but are searching for voice, style and confidence. We’ll consider the fundamentals of writing: how to engage the reader in rhythms, actions, sounds and silences; how to realise language as experience. We’ll look at deepening themes and characters to create work that resonates. Your writing will be enriched by an understanding of how stories connect us through webs of meaning. The blank page has never looked so enticing!

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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