Young Adult Fiction

Turning acorns into oaks

Monday August 26th - Saturday August 31st 2019

Lumb Bank

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

Shared room price: £745

Grants are available to help with the course fee

COURSE TUTORS

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

Monday

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

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.

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.

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.

Friday

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

Saturday

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

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