Starting to Write Fiction

Secrets and lies: exploring the imagination

Monday July 8th - Saturday July 13th 2019

The Hurst

The engine of fiction is a combination of carefully constructed lies that unfold like secrets and set off the imagination in both writer and reader. You will explore the many possibilities of fiction, free up your imagination and create structures for your work of fiction. In a supportive and enthusiastic atmosphere you will find your voice and a passion for further writing. This week is suitable for beginners and those who wish to refocus and find new inspiration for their work.

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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