Young Adult Fiction

How to hook teenage readers with your fiction

December 10th - December 15th 2018

The Hurst

Writing young adult fiction comes with its own special demands. Do you want to appeal to a teenage audience but are unsure how to hit the right tone? Make your story a page-turning read? Develop credible characters without cliché? Find the right ‘child’s eye view’ and voice?

Whether you’re starting your first foray into YA or already have a novel well under way, we will guide you through the joys and challenges of engaging readers on the verge of adulthood.

This course is half-price to Arvon 18-25 members and those in receipt of certain state benefits.

Single room price: £800

COURSE TUTORS

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

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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