Young Adult Fiction

Enthralling the young adult reader

Monday April 8th - Saturday April 13th 2019

The Hurst

When teenagers and young adults read, they read with intensity and passion. Our job as writers is to match that intensity and passion, creating work that engages and enthrals young readers. YA fiction ranges from gritty realism to fantasy, by way of horror, romance and comedy. We will cover all the key areas, from building your characters, and putting them in a convincing world, to plotting, narrative structures, and editing your work. This week is intended for all those wanting to write for young adults, whether starting out or nearing the completion of a novel.

Single room price: £835

This course is available half-price for Arvon 18-25 members and benefits related concessions.

 

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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