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February 2016

Fairy tales: their histories and hidden meanings

Tue 2 Feb 2016 @ 0:00 - Tue 1 Mar 2016 @ 0:00
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£150.00

We use the term 'fairy tale' to suggest a simple, fanciful or romantic story and most often associate the famous tales of Cinderella or Red Riding Hood with charming children's stories. However, many of the tales have a long history and some darker origins. This course examines the history of the fairy tale, from their beginnings in various oral traditions, through the collections of Perrault and the Brothers Grimm, to the modern period. We will study specific tales and investigate…

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Writing non-fiction: telling true tales

Thu 4 Feb 2016 @ 0:00 - Thu 3 Mar 2016 @ 0:00
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£150.00

Whether you're interested in your great-grandfather's four wives, a famous general or your own life history, this course will help you to sift through the facts to find a compelling story. We will discuss the ethics of writing about the past and explore the tools available for anyone who wants to bring it to life on the page. This series of workshops will give you the chance to experiment with your own writing and boost your confidence in creating a…

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Virginia Woolf: Jacob’s Room and The Waves

Fri 5 Feb 2016 @ 19:00 - Sun 7 Feb 2016 @ 14:00
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£260.00

Jacob's Room was the novel in which Woolf began to find her distinctive voice; The Waves is arguably her finest achievement. We shall examine both novels, setting them in context. This course will be of particular interest to those who attended our 2013 course on Mrs Dalloway and To the Lighthouse, or to anyone with an interest in Woolf's novels.

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Creative writing: an introduction to life writing (online)

Mon 15 Feb 2016 @ 0:00 - Sun 3 Apr 2016 @ 0:00
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£235.00

This course is aimed at anyone who wants to write a biography, memoir or other form of non-fiction. It will use examples and practical exercises to guide students through the skills needed to write interesting non-fiction: research, editing, how to tell a story and ways of using discription. Given the nature of creative writing, it is important that students' use of English is sufficiently fluent to be able to understand in English nuances of meaning and have a familiarity with…

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King Lear: tragedy and beyond (online)

Mon 15 Feb 2016 @ 0:00 - Sun 3 Apr 2016 @ 0:00
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£235.00

"For in this the most terrible work of human genius it is with the very springs and sources of nature that her student has set himself to deal...We have heard much and often from theologians of the light of revelation..but the darkness of revelation is here." Algernon Charles Swineburne

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One day, one novel: Pride and Prejudice

Sat 27 Feb 2016 @ 10:00 - 16:45
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£85.00

This day school is part of the 'One day, one novel' series for 2015-16. Each day school focuses on one novel and through a series of lecture and class discussions, helps you to study the novel in great depth, getting to know the author and the text as closely as possible.

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One day, one novel: Wuthering Heights

Sun 28 Feb 2016 @ 10:00 - 16:45
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£85.00

This day school is part of the 'One day, one novel' series for 2015-16. Each day school focuses on one novel and through a series of lecture and class discussions, helps you to study the novel in great depth, getting to know the author and the text as closely as possible.

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March 2016

O rare Ben Jonson

Fri 11 Mar 2016 @ 19:00 - Sun 13 Mar 2016 @ 14:00
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£260.00

The appearance in 2013 of Ian Donaldson's brilliant life-and-works book on Shakespeare's friend and only serious rival Ben Jonson proves a wonderful stimulus for the study of three of his sourly evergreen comedies, The Alchemist, Volpone and Bartholemew Fair, and his tragedy Sejanus, recently and successfully revived at Stratford. There will be many laughs and much entertainment as well as a scattering of acid!

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Stories to live and die for: the literary prize winners

Sat 12 Mar 2016 @ 10:00 - 16:45
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£85.00

Fiction enables us to consider some challenging, vital and creative issues and moments in life, and to imagine how things could be otherwise. We will be reading and discussing prize-winning contemporary fiction including Eimear McBride's challenging A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing (2013), which explores the life of a young Irish girl. We will also look at Ali Smith's inspirational How to Be Both(2014), a book concerned with art and parallel lives, both 'compassionate' and 'playful'.

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April 2016

Writing fiction for children of primary school age

Fri 1 Apr 2016 @ 19:00 - Sun 3 Apr 2016 @ 14:00
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£260.00

Funny, adventurous, wacky, imaginative, interesting books aimed at children between 6 and 11 years old are always on publishers' wish-lists. This course aims at helping you develop characters, plot, style and ideas, never losing sight of the current market, to get your children's book written and published.

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French crime fiction: from Vidocq to Vargas

Fri 8 Apr 2016 @ 19:00 - Sun 10 Apr 2016 @ 14:00
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£260.00

This course examines the French side of cross-Channel competition and exchange, through key authors who have influenced crime writing since its establishment in the mid-19th century. The themes will be: i) the growth of French detectives in in inquisitorial system of justice; ii) the educational importance of the historical past on the events of the present; and iii) the sea change of English-language crime fiction when it 'influences' French writers.

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One day, one novel: Middlemarch

Sat 9 Apr 2016 @ 10:00 - 16:45
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£85.00

This day school is part of the 'One day, one novel' series for 2015-16. Each day school focuses on one novel and through a series of lecture and class discussions, helps you to study the novel in great depth, getting to know the author and the text as closely as possible.

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One day, one novel: Tess of the d’Urbervilles

Sun 10 Apr 2016 @ 10:00 - 16:45
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£85.00

This day school is part of the 'One day, one novel' series for 2015-16. Each day school focuses on one novel and through a series of lecture and class discussions, helps you to study the novel in great depth, getting to know the author and the text as closely as possible.

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Creative writing for teachers

Fri 15 Apr 2016 @ 19:00 - Sun 17 Apr 2016 @ 14:00
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£260.00

Whether you aim to teach adults or children, this course is designed to equip you with the skills you need to get the best results from your students. The fundamental elements of creative writing will be covered alongside coaching in how to create a class atmosphere conducive to creativity and how to encourage, support and develop your own students' work.

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Tey time: the works of Josephine Tey

Sun 17 Apr 2016 @ 10:00 - 16:45
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£85.00

Time to revisit the novels of Josephine Tey! You will gain from this course an overview of her life and works and come to appreciate the variety of her narrative techniques in The Man in the Queue, Miss Pym Disposes and The Franchise Affair. Lastly, we will follow Inspector Grant's investigation into the case of Richard III in The Daughter of Time, first published in 1951 but still topical today.

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Shakespeare and the interpretation of history (online)

Mon 18 Apr 2016 @ 0:00 - Sun 5 Jun 2016 @ 0:00
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£235.00

The interpretation of history mattered to Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Not only did the legitimacy of the Elizabethan regime under which they lived depend on a very particular reading of history, but retelling stories about the political past was a recognized way of talking obliquely about the political present. We will look closely at two of Shakespeare's plays, Richard II and Henry V, asking what interpretation they make of history, and what they have to say about the ways in…

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Unlocking your Creative Unconscious

Sat 23 Apr 2016 @ 10:00 - 17:00
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£82

Your mind is a treasure trove of creative memories. This course aims to open up that store and get you writing for fact or fiction, poetry or prose. Through writing exercises, discussion and tutor mini-lecture in a non-threatening environment you will come away with ideas, a beginning and a direction for your writing. Please bring a photo and an object which have a resonance for you and pen and paper.

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Poetry masterclass: the play of memory

Mon 25 Apr 2016 @ 0:00 - Thu 28 Apr 2016 @ 0:00
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£415.00

It is fascinating to follow the play of memory across the rich body of work that Richard Wilbur, a poet who can fairly be called a modern master, has built up over 75 years. In shadowing him we may well find our own memories taking us by surprise.

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How to Write your Life Experiences and Memoirs

Fri 29 Apr 2016 @ 20:15 - Sun 1 May 2016 @ 12:45
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£162

We all have a rich treasury of anecdotes to share. But where do you start? Enjoyable exercises will help trigger memories and tell your story in a way that's lively and engaging. Whether you're writing for publication, family and friends, or simply to understand the meaning of your own life, this course will smooth the way.

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May 2016

Writing non-fiction: bringing the past to life

Thu 5 May 2016 @ 0:00 - Thu 2 Jun 2016 @ 0:00
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£150.00

The past might be your grandfather's experience of the Great War, the secret life of your house or your parents' early years as newcomers to post-war Britain. Whether you're just starting out or have already begun writing, this weekly course will help you to think more deeply about the past and the most compelling way to present it to your reader. Workshops will give you the chance to experiment with your own writing and boost your confidence in a friendly…

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The poetry of D H Lawrence

Fri 6 May 2016 @ 19:00 - Sun 8 May 2016 @ 14:00
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£260.00

Best known for his ground-breaking novels, D H Lawrence was also a remarkable poet, sharply observant and possessed of a highly individual poetic voice. This course will examine a selection of his poems, relating them to the wider context of his life and times.

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Writing with confidence

Mon 9 May 2016 @ 0:00 - Mon 13 Jun 2016 @ 0:00
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£150.00

This short series of stimulating workshops aims to take the isolation and frustration out of creative writing, and inject enthusiasm and confidence in their place. The basic nuts and bolts of good fiction will be scrutinised, with attention to constructing a satisfying plot, writing believable characters, developing a narrative voice, creating effective dialogue, building atmosphere, sustaining tension and pace and, importantly, adopting useful strategies for self-editing. You will engage with your own writing equipped with new perspectives, fresh ideas and…

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Flash fiction

Mon 9 May 2016 @ 0:00 - Mon 13 Jun 2016 @ 0:00
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£150.00

Flash fiction is the art of the very short story and is a great place for beginners to start and old hands to refine their skills. These sessions expose students to a range of styles, subjects and approaches and aim to build both confidence and expertise through writing short complete pieces of fiction. Challenging and satisfying, experiments in flash fiction will also equip you with the transferable skills of economic, efficient and effective writing.

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Calligraphy with Gaynor Goffe

Fri 20 May 2016 @ 15:00 - Sun 22 May 2016 @ 16:00
Hilton Bristol, Woodlands Ln
Bradley Stoke, BS32 4JF United Kingdom
£355

A two-day calligraphy course in a quality hotel in Bristol 20-22 May 2016.

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Looking at the Novel

Fri 20 May 2016 @ 19:00 - Sun 22 May 2016 @ 15:30
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£193.00

Our focus will be on four finely crafted, highly regarded novels drawn from across a century and more. Each has a distinctive setting. We will explore narrative styles, themes and techniques and approaches to building character. What is memorable about each work and how does this affect or maybe influence our own thinking and enjoyment? To benefit fully from our discussions, it would be helpful if you could read the following in advance.  Conrad ‘Heart of Darkness’ (1902):  Forster  ‘A Passage to India’ (1924):…

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Creative writing: an introduction to short story writing (online)

Mon 30 May 2016 @ 0:00 - Sun 17 Jul 2016 @ 0:00
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£235.00

The short story is often described as one of the most satisfying literary genres, both to read and to write. This course encourages students to identify how these stories 'work' by considering classic examples which, in each class, illustrate a particular aspect of short story composition. An exchange of ideas and responses between students and tutor enable the student to then put into practice what they have observed in a series of writing challenges, designed to extend their writing skills…

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June 2016

Let there be light… and there was light

Tue 28 Jun 2016 @ 9:00 - 16:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£50.00

Light is essential for life and growth, so during this creative writing day we shall compare mankind's early belief in its origin with today's theory of the Big Bang. We also use light to describe insight, spiritual revelation and the search for knowledge. We shall use music, study and paintings of light in all its moods as stimuli for writing.

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July 2016

Margery Allingham: exploring ‘Margeland’

Sun 3 Jul 2016 @ 10:00 - 16:45
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£85.00

A look at the career of this classic mystery writer, whose novels have been re-issued recently. In this course we will examine together her early adventure thrillers, her serious - but often comic - detective novels and her later studies of crime such as The Tiger in the Smokeand Hide My Eyes. Learn the secrets of this 'entertainer with a deep concern for morality'.

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20th and 21st-century literature: looking forward, looking back

Fri 8 Jul 2016 @ 19:00 - Sun 10 Jul 2016 @ 14:00
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£260.00

Sometimes our ways of understanding the past, history, and our pressing decisions lead to contradictory interpretations and dangerous results. Byatt's Gothic Possession (1990) explores the parallel and intertwined lives of poets and researchers a century apart, revealing obsessions, hidden secrets and much about the sources of literature in personal lives. Margaret Atwood's most recent, lively and disruptive collection of short stories, Stone Mattress (2014), revisits and reimagines different histories, while The Children Act (2015) by Ian McEwan conducts a tale…

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Creative Writing Workshop

Mon 18 Jul 2016 @ 15:00 - Thu 21 Jul 2016 @ 14:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£456.00

During this workshop we will look at some narrative techniques employed in creative writing and use writing exercises to source ideas and to further explore our creativity. All kinds of writing will be shared in a friendly group setting. Your tutor will be available to read work and offer advice for progression and there will be time for individual writing too. Beginners and more experienced writers welcome.

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How to Get your Book Published

Tue 26 Jul 2016 @ 9:00 - 17:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£70

For anyone who has ever wanted to have their work published, this informative day reveals various insider publishing knowledge.

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How to Write a Story

Wed 27 Jul 2016 @ 9:30 - 17:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£70

This enlivening day will stimulate your imagination and help you tease out a story from the everyday material around us.

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Fun with Calligraphy

Thu 28 Jul 2016 @ 9:00 - 17:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£70

Be guided through simple projects to get you started with the beautiful art of Calligraphy.

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Song Writing

Thu 28 Jul 2016 @ 9:00 - 17:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£70

Bring your ideas and creativity to create your own song in a supportive group.

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Poetic Edges Weekend

Fri 29 Jul 2016 @ 16:00 - Sun 31 Jul 2016 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£180

Brilliant, original exercises extends your receptivity and imagination to progress in your writing craft.

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September 2016

Creative writing: an introduction to life writing (online)

Mon 12 Sep 2016 @ 0:00 - Sun 30 Oct 2016 @ 0:00
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£240.00

This course is aimed at anyone who wants to write a biography, memoir or other form of non-fiction. It will use examples and practical exercises to guide students through the skills needed to write interesting non-fiction: research, editing, how to tell a story and ways of using discription. Given the nature of creative writing, it is important that students' use of English is sufficiently fluent to be able to understand in English nuances of meaning and have a familiarity with…

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Creative Writing Workshop: “The Child is Father to the Man…” (Wordsworth)

Fri 23 Sep 2016 @ 9:00 - 16:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£50.00

What are the most important influences which make us the adults we are today? Nature, nurture or our education in the widest sense? During this day we will explore the many areas of education we had as children: the teachers who inspired us with a love of learning and conversely those who sadly made us feel a failure and stupid. We will discuss a variety of novels and poems which describe many different schools and influences and their impact on…

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October 2016

Creative writing: an introduction to short story writing (online)

Mon 24 Oct 2016 @ 0:00 - Sun 11 Dec 2016 @ 0:00
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£240.00

The short story is often described as one of the most satisfying literary genres, both to read and to write. This course encourages students to identify how these stories 'work' by considering classic examples which, in each class, illustrate a particular aspect of short story composition. An exchange of ideas and responses between students and tutor enable the student to then put into practice what they have observed in a series of writing challenges, designed to extend their writing skills…

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January 2017

Remembering who we are

Fri 6 Jan 2017 @ 16:00 - Sun 22 Jan 2017 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£220

Telling our stories brings a renewed meaning to our life.Value your past experiences for a happy future in this course

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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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March 2017

Writing the New Story

Sat 11 Mar 2017 @ 9:00 - 17:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£70

Poetry and Creative Expression

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May 2017

Re-wilding the Soul

Fri 5 May 2017 @ 16:00 - Sun 7 May 2017 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£210

This writing retreat is an invitation to explore the untamed terrain of our souls by connecting to the earth’s landscapes and our cosmological origin story.

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October 2017

FICTION

Mon 16 Oct 2017 @ 16:30 - Sat 21 Oct 2017 @ 10:00
The Hurst, The John Osborne Arvon centre
Clunton, Craven Arms, Clunton SY70JA United Kingdom
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Following the success of Arvon’s first-ever queer writingcourse, we return with another week on a queer slant. We will tackle the basics – character, dialogue, plotting – and also explore the challenges and opportunities that alternative sexualities bring to narrative, from pronoun concerns (he, she, they?) to avoiding the excesses of political correctness and writing inclusive and honest fiction. All genders, all sexualities, and all subject matters warmly welcomed.

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CHILDREN’S TV

Mon 23 Oct 2017 @ 16:30 - Sat 28 Oct 2017 @ 10:00
The Hurst, The John Osborne Arvon centre
Clunton, Craven Arms, Clunton SY70JA United Kingdom
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Explore writing TV for six- to twelve-year-olds. Children’sTV has come a long way in the last 25 years. The audience may be young, but they’re fiercely critical – and spoilt for choice. So although there’s a strong market for children’s material, it’s highly competitive. We’ll look at how to hook your audience in and keep them watching. We’ll also cover the differences between writing live action and animation and talk about new opportunities in the digital space. You’ll leave equipped…

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POETRY: TOWARDS A COLLECTION

Mon 30 Oct 2017 @ 16:30 - Sat 4 Nov 2017 @ 10:00
The Hurst, The John Osborne Arvon centre
Clunton, Craven Arms, Clunton SY70JA United Kingdom
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Making the leap to producing a collection is differentfrom writing single poems. Yet it’s a hugely creative and enjoyable process, which includes plenty of new writing as well as reading and editing. We’ve designed this week to support you at this exciting stage, whether you’re doing it for the first time or the fifteenth. Working on a collection also allows you to think beyond the single page, and see poems as an extended, related work: so the course is also…

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November 2017

NARRATIVE NON-FICTION

Mon 6 Nov 2017 @ 16:30 - Sat 11 Nov 2017 @ 10:00
The Hurst, The John Osborne Arvon centre
Clunton, Craven Arms, Clunton SY70JA United Kingdom
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This week we will explore a wide variety of narrativebasedtechniques for telling vivid non-fiction stories, with particular focus on reportage and memoir. Through an exploration of structure, research, storytelling, character, dialogue and scene-building, we will encourage authentic and vibrant writing with strong narrative and a deep respect for language. This week will suit all levels of experience. Participants are invited to submit up to 2,000 words of a work-in-progress, to be sent to The Hurst by 6 October 2017.

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FICTION

Mon 13 Nov 2017 @ 16:30 - Sat 18 Nov 2017 @ 10:00
The Hurst, The John Osborne Arvon centre
Clunton, Craven Arms, Clunton SY70JA United Kingdom
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‘The course of true love never did run smooth’, andneither does the writing of a romantic novel. Like any strong relationship, a romantic novel needs firm foundations: a strong plot, secure framework and credible characters. Guiding you through all the above elements and more, we will explore the broad genre of romance and the market for it. Whether you’re newly embarked on a relationship with romantic fiction or much further along the path, we will help you deal with the…

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POETRY

Mon 20 Nov 2017 @ 16:30 - Sat 25 Nov 2017 @ 10:00
The Hurst, The John Osborne Arvon centre
Clunton, Craven Arms, Clunton SY70JA United Kingdom
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Poets write out of their personal chaos – thepreoccupations that arise from their lives and relationships. But can private experience be poetically shaped to connect with a wider audience? Can we draw on the personal to create work that is publicly engaged? Drawing on concepts such as vision and inspiration, and poetic forms and approaches including ballads and confessionalism, we will explore ways to bear witness to our lives and times.

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STARTING TO WRITE: NON FICTION

Mon 27 Nov 2017 @ 16:30 - Sat 2 Dec 2017 @ 10:00
The Hurst, The John Osborne Arvon centre
Clunton, Craven Arms, Clunton SY70JA United Kingdom
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Do you have a non-fiction subject you are burning towrite about? Are you unsure how to turn it into a book, or what kind of book to write? This week will help you understand how to turn facts into compelling stories and how to make non-fiction as engaging as a novel. We will inspire you to explore the best ways to research and frame your story. We’ll include whether and how to put yourself into the book, and, crucially, how…

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December 2017

EDITING A NOVEL

Mon 4 Dec 2017 @ 16:30 - Sat 9 Dec 2017 @ 10:00
The Hurst, The John Osborne Arvon centre
Clunton, Craven Arms, Clunton SY70JA United Kingdom
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An early draft of a novel is a very different beast froma finished manuscript. How do you get from one to the other, and how do you create distance between yourself and your manuscript? How can you hone your sentences while also digging deeper to discover three-dimensional characters and a natural narrative drive? Here is your chance to work with an experienced editor and novelist. You’ll sharpen your writer’s ears and eyes; you’ll explore the ‘deep wiring’ of your novel;…

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