WRITING RETREAT WITH WALKING

Exploring landscape and language in search of inspiration

Monday August 24th - Saturday August 29th 2020

The Hurst

Writing has often been compared to walking. This course will seek to explore, expand and challenge such an idea. There are as many ways of walking as there are of writing, and the two are linked. Landscape shapes our words, but language itself is a landscape and a living entity, with its own patterns, energies and legacies. And our words shape the landscape we participate in. Each day will include a group walk and writing time, and individual consultation with tutors, helping you take your writing in whatever form and direction you choose, developing your own creative path.

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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