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Re-thinking the way you write forperformance

Monday October 19th - Saturday October 24th 2020

The Hurst

It’s easy to think of yourself as a certain ‘type’ of writer. Whether you’re working on your first piece or you’ve been at it for years, you form an idea of the thing you do, and your strengths and preferences. You repeat yourself. You fall back on what you know works. This is a week for challenging those ideas. We’ll look at ourselves and the pieces we’re currently working on – anything from a full draft to a vague idea – in new ways. We’ll ask questions about the forms we use, the relationship of our work to the audience, and how we can widen the way we see ourselves as writers. This is a week for all levels of experience.

Single room price: £850

 

COURSE TUTORS

The Hurst front

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

Writing course tutor delivering a workshop at Lumb Bank

Monday

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

one-to-one tutorial at Lumb Bank

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.

Course participants writing at the workshop table at The Hurst

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.

Course participant writing on a sofa in the barn at Lumb Bank

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.

A woman smiling and listening to a writing tutor speak at Lumb Bank

Friday

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

Course participants eating at The Hurst

Saturday

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

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