STARTING TO WRITE SHORT COURSE

Tips and tricks to unlock your imagination

Monday August 10th - Thursday August 13th 2020

Lumb Bank

Deciding to learn new skills as a writer can be both exciting and a little daunting. This course is ideal for those who are either relatively new to writing or who are feeling slightly rusty. We’ll awaken your creative side by encouraging you to begin short pieces of fiction and poetry from a range of surprising angles. We’ll discuss techniques like freewriting, how to tackle writer’s block, keeping notebooks, learning to read as a writer and how you might draw on observations, memories and research. Beginning your journey as a writer involves daring explorations, both into the self and into the world, and this course aims to equip you for both.

Single room price: £560

 

COURSE TUTORS

Lumb Bank house

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

Writing course tutor delivering a workshop at Lumb Bank

Monday

Arrive at lunchtime, afternoon workshop, after dinner the tutors read from their own work.

one-to-one tutorial at Lumb Bank

Tuesday

Morning workshop, one to one tutorials and time to write in the afternoon, after dinner evening workshop or group session.

Course participants writing at the workshop table at The Hurst

Wednesday

Morning workshop, one to one tutorials and time to write in the afternoon, after dinner group celebratory readings.

Course participants eating at The Hurst

Thursday

Depart after breakfast with the group.

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