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June 2013

Poetry, Word Play and performance

Fri 28 Jun 2013 @ 16:00 - Sun 30 Jun 2013 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
£165

This workshop is for people who like to make up poems and tell stories, but most of all it’s for those who just like words – the way they rub against each other, say things we don’t anticipate, create effects, work small wonders.

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August 2013

Dillington Summer School : Week One

Sun 4 Aug 2013 @ 8:00 - Sat 10 Aug 2013 @ 17:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£764

Out-and-about or Dillington based, create a learning holiday with a difference on one of our week long Summer Schools and learn with like-minded people whilst having fun, relaxing and rejuvenating. There are three weeks to choose from.

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September 2013

Writing for Games

Mon 2 Sep 2013 @ 18:00 - Sat 7 Sep 2013 @ 14:00
Lumb Bank – The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre, Heptonstall
Hebden Bridge , West Yorkshire HX7 6DF United Kingdom
£620

Games writing demands the scene-setting skills of a playwright, the characterisation of a novelist, the attention to nuance of a poet, and the flexibility to allow your audience into your work.

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Fiction

Mon 9 Sep 2013 @ 18:00 - Sat 14 Sep 2013 @ 14:00
Moniack Mhor, Teavarran, Kiltarlity
Beauly , Inverness-shire IV4 7HT United Kingdom
£620

A course to help you in your search for the best narrative voice for this particular story, and guide you on that steep uphill journey from rough idea and draft to arriving at your destination.

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Writing for Puppetry

Wed 11 Sep 2013 @ 18:00 - Mon 16 Sep 2013 @ 14:00
Totleigh Barton, Sheepwash
Beaworthy , Devon EX21 5NS United Kingdom
£620

A week of provocation to develop fearless writing and encourage experimentation. Includes practical workshops by Mervyn Millar to demystify puppetry and explore the relationship between design, dialogue and staging, and workshops by Nell Leyshon that focus on finding secure dramatic structures to keep your wild visions in healthy shape.

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Self-Hypnosis to Improve your Writing Creativity

Fri 13 Sep 2013 @ 19:00 - Sun 15 Sep 2013 @ 17:00
Durhamhill Coach House, Kirkpatrick Durham
Castle Douglas , Kirkcudbrightshire DG7 3HP United Kingdom
£250

Hypnosis is a normal and natural state of mind very like daydreaming. In hypnosis your attention is turned inwards to some degree and the mind is settled. It’s much easier in this state to notice the drift of your thoughts. The state of hypnosis allows access to the subconscious and our amazing resources of memory and imagination.

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Starting to Write Poetry

Mon 16 Sep 2013 @ 18:00 - Sat 21 Sep 2013 @ 14:00
Lumb Bank – The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre, Heptonstall
Hebden Bridge , West Yorkshire HX7 6DF United Kingdom
£620

Come to Lumb Bank, the former house of Ted Hughes and now an Arvon writing house, for a week all about writing poetry. A perfect week if you are new to poetry and looking to gain the confidence to keep writing.

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Loud & Clear; Writing In Your Own Voice with Jo Bell

Sat 28 Sep 2013 @ 18:00 - Fri 4 Oct 2013 @ 10:00
Chateau Ventenac Ventenac-en-Minervois, Languedoc-Roussillon 11120 France
$645

Some days you think you’re a genius, other days a fraud – does that sound familiar? Writing poetry is a solitary enterprise, but you are not alone. Find out how to develop your own unique style, strengthen your work and stretch your poetry muscles in a friendly, welcoming environment with like-minded people – and come away with a sheaf of new poems.

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October 2013

Crime Fiction

Mon 14 Oct 2013 @ 18:00 - Sat 19 Oct 2013 @ 14:00
Lumb Bank – The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre, Heptonstall
Hebden Bridge , West Yorkshire HX7 6DF United Kingdom
£620

This week we invite would-be, or already published, crime novelists to experiment with new ideas. The aim of the five days is to show that there is no set format for the crime genre, except a dedication to good storytelling.

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Creative Writing Course

Fri 18 Oct 2013 @ 8:00 - Sun 20 Oct 2013 @ 17:00
Durhamhill Coach House, Kirkpatrick Durham
Castle Douglas , Kirkcudbrightshire DG7 3HP United Kingdom

Whether you need help to get started, or to edit and develop your work, or simply to get new ideas and inspiration, this could be the course for you

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November 2013

Creative Retreat

Sat 2 Nov 2013 @ 12:00 - Sat 16 Nov 2013 @ 12:00
Chateau Ventenac Ventenac-en-Minervois, Languedoc-Roussillon 11120 France

Design your own creative escape and stay anything from 3 days to 2 weeks.

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History Writing

Mon 4 Nov 2013 @ 18:00 - Sat 9 Nov 2013 @ 14:00
Moniack Mhor, Teavarran, Kiltarlity
Beauly , Inverness-shire IV4 7HT United Kingdom

We believe that true narratives can be as gripping, as literary and as appealing to the general reader as imagined stories, and we have evolved writing techniques to reflect those standards. Explaining our methods, we will help participants enhance their own capabilities in non-fiction and provide a practical toolkit for realising them.

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December 2013

Getting Festive with Dickens

Fri 13 Dec 2013 @ 19:00 - Sun 15 Dec 2013 @ 15:30
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£175

We will look in detail at Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ and one of his lesser known short stories, also written especially for Christmas ‘The Haunted Man’. There is no need to read these in advance of the course, but students should bring copies of both books, available in cheap Penguin Classics.

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A Christmas Carol

Tue 17 Dec 2013 @ 20:00 - 22:00
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£12.95

Dickens’ immortal classic of misanthropy and redemption is brought vividly to live in this one-man reading. Steve Dimmer adopts all the well known characters from the tale and even does the sound effects in this heart-warming, accessible adaptation that tells of the miser Scrooge, his encounters with the ghosts and his ultimate salvation.

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January 2014

How To Write for Newsletters, Magazines and Newspapers

Fri 10 Jan 2014 @ 17:30 - Sun 12 Jan 2014 @ 15:30
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
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£175

Discover the basic skills needed to write news, features, vox pops and other articles for newsletters, magazines and newspapers from a Fleet Street professional.

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March 2014

An introduction to short story writing

Fri 28 Mar 2014 @ 17:00 - Sun 30 Mar 2014 @ 15:00
Hillscourt Conference Centre, Rose Hill Rednal
Birmingham, B45 8RS United Kingdom
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£299

This weekend course organised by Anglia Leisure Learning will unveil the essential elements of the short story and
how to put them together.

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April 2014

Transformations – Poems in Translation

Fri 4 Apr 2014 @ 16:00 - Thu 10 Apr 2014 @ 10:00
Chateau Ventenac Ventenac-en-Minervois, Languedoc-Roussillon 11120 France

The course is suitable for French-speakers and translators of French into English, but is also suitable for poets without a second language who are interested in broadening their vision beyond the Anglo-American canon.

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May 2014

Residential Writing Course

Mon 12 May 2014 @ 10:00 - Wed 14 May 2014 @ 16:00
Durhamhill Coach House, Kirkpatrick Durham
Castle Douglas , Kirkcudbrightshire DG7 3HP United Kingdom
£295

Durhamhill’s writing courses are back for 2014 by popular demand! 3 day residential workshops with Margaret Elphinstone & Mary Smith 12th-14th May 2014 / 6th - 8th October 2014.

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‘The Wild Life of Poems’ – a Poetry Course with Pascale Petit

Sat 17 May 2014 @ 17:00 - Sat 24 May 2014 @ 22:00
Chateau Ventenac Ventenac-en-Minervois, Languedoc-Roussillon 11120 France
£675

Be prepared to extend your boundaries during an enjoyable week of hard work and fun in the divine surroundings of the Château and Languedoc landscape. The week includes group sessions as well as one to one tutorials with Pascale.

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July 2014

Creative Arts Summer School

Sat 19 Jul 2014 - Sun 27 Jul 2014
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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Come to Hawkwood in high summer and try your hand at a range of creative crafts, writing and music within the beautiful surroundings of Hawkwood. Create your own schedule and mix and match the courses to suit your needs.

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August 2014

The Dillington Summer School

Sun 10 Aug 2014 - Sat 30 Aug 2014
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
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Out-and-about or Dillington based, create a learning holiday with a difference.

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October 2014

Residential Writing Course

Mon 6 Oct 2014 @ 10:00 - Wed 8 Oct 2014 @ 16:00
Durhamhill Coach House, Kirkpatrick Durham
Castle Douglas , Kirkcudbrightshire DG7 3HP United Kingdom
£295

Durhamhill’s writing courses are back for 2014 by popular demand! 3 day residential workshops with Margaret Elphinstone & Mary Smith 12th-14th May 2014 / 6th - 8th October 2014.

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Making Money from Magazine Journalism

Fri 31 Oct 2014 @ 6:00 - Sun 2 Nov 2014 @ 14:00
Belstead Brook Hotel, Belstead Road
Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 9HB United Kingdom
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£299

This weekend is for anyone who would like to see their name in print and earn some money at the same
time. Maureen Moody’s practical workshop, covering non-fiction writing, is an inspirational introduction
to magazine journalism for adults of all ages and backgrounds.

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November 2014

Learn Self-Hypnosis to Improve Your Creativity 2 day Courses for Writers

Mon 17 Nov 2014 @ 9:00 - Tue 18 Nov 2014 @ 16:30
Durhamhill Coach House, Kirkpatrick Durham
Castle Douglas , Kirkcudbrightshire DG7 3HP United Kingdom
£195

An overview of how creativity can be developed when the conscious and subconscious parts of the mind work together.

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February 2015

Writing nature: poetry in stone and bark

Fri 20 Feb 2015 @ 17:00 - Sun 22 Feb 2015 @ 17:00
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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Join us to study 20th and 21st century poetry that emerges from a philosophy of deep engagement with place, landscape and nature. The course coincides with a major exhibition of the work of poet and artist Ian Hamilton-Finlay at Cambridge gallery Kettle's Yard, and will also consider the work of Richard Long and land artists Andy Goldsworthy and David Nash.

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March 2015

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: re-reading a classic at 150

Fri 6 Mar 2015 @ 15:00 - Sun 8 Mar 2015 @ 17:00
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2015. Carroll's text famously ushers in a 'golden age' of children's literature, in which fantasy and imagination begin to receive as much attention as pedagogy in books for children. This course will explore the origins, development and transformation of the text across the last 150 years, and consider why Wonderland still matters as much in 2015 as it did in 1865.

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May 2015

Hawkwood College Open Day 4 May 2015

Mon 4 May 2015 @ 10:00 - 17:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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An enjoyable day for the whole family! Free taster workshops * tours of the grounds * stalls by tutors, traders and partners. Delicious home-made organic food and ice cream * children’s activities * Maypole dancing and peace dancing. Free entry

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August 2015

Starting to Write: Alternative Love Relationships

Mon 17 Aug 2015 @ 8:00 - Sat 22 Aug 2015 @ 17:00
Lumb Bank – The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre, Heptonstall
Hebden Bridge , West Yorkshire HX7 6DF United Kingdom
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£725
Lumb Bank Arvon

Focus on your writing and take it in unconventional directions with the help of two gifted authors and tutors Prof. Patricia Duncker and Will Eaves

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Screenwriting: bring Characters and Stories Alive

Mon 24 Aug 2015 @ 0:00 - Sun 30 Aug 2015 @ 0:00
Lumb Bank – The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre, Heptonstall
Hebden Bridge , West Yorkshire HX7 6DF United Kingdom
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£725
Lumb Bank Arvon

During this week, in a supportive and industrious environment, we will help you apply key principles of good storytelling for film, with the aim of re-invigorating your enthusiasm and commitment to succeed.

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Playwriting: Tutored Retreat

Mon 31 Aug 2015 @ 8:00 - Sat 5 Sep 2015 @ 17:00
The Hurst, The John Osborne Arvon centre
Clunton, Craven Arms, Clunton SY70JA United Kingdom
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£725
The Hurst - Arvon

Acting as writing buddies, we will help to get your creative juices flowing, so that participants can use the rest of their week to get that precious play improved, and maybe even finished.

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July 2016

Creative Arts Summer School

Fri 15 Jul 2016 @ 8:00 - Sun 31 Jul 2016 @ 17:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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various

Come to Hawkwood in high summer and try your hand at a range of creative crafts,  writing, drawing, sculpture, textiles and painting within the beautiful surroundings of Hawkwood. Create your own schedule and mix and match the courses to suit your needs. Some are residential weekends, some are one-day courses. Full Courses List: Raku Pottery: 15 - 17 July Nia Dance: 22 July Woodcarving Taster Day: 22 July Summer Painting Weekend: 22 - 24 July Drawing in Charcoal and Graphite:…

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January 2017

From Comic Cuts to Viz

Thu 19 Jan 2017 @ 9:00 - 21:45
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£23.95

From Comic Cuts to Viz

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February 2017

Roald Dahl

Thu 16 Feb 2017 @ 9:00 - 21:45
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£23.95

Roald Dahl

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