Children & YA
Children’s and Young Adults’ Fiction: Tutored Retreat
Supporting you to bring out your best work
Turning acorns into oaks
Monday August 26th - Saturday August 31st 2019
Write meaningful, unforgettable stories to inspire young people. Bring the seeds of a story and prepare to dig deeper into why you want to tell it and why the world needs to read it. During the course you will get to grips with who your central characters are, what they have to say, and why it matters. Develop the themes you are passionate about, learn craft techniques to create a character-led page-turner and take your writing to the next level.
Single room price: £795
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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.
Arrive late afternoon, settle in, enjoy dinner and the tutors’ introduction to the week in the evening.
Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. Tutors read from their work in the evening.
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.
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.
Tutors lead the final workshops in the morning. In the evening everyone gets together to share and celebrate their work.
The week comes to a close after breakfast. Have a tissue handy to say your farewells to the group.