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Arvon: Non-Fiction with Rory MacLean and Melanie McGrath
Mon 24 Feb 2020 to Sat 29 Feb 2020
Winter has always been the season for gathering thoughts and sharing stories. We invite you to do both during this week, exploring the research, storytelling craft and imaginative leaps that will help you create narrative truth from fact.

Whether your interest is in family history, travel writing, memoir or other forms of creative non-fiction, the week will offer you the techniques and the confidence to start, or continue to write true stories.


Rory MacLean is one of Britain’s most expressive and adventurous travel writers. His dozen books include UK bestsellers Stalin’s Nose, Pravda Ha Ha: True Travels to the End of Europe, Under the Dragon and recently Berlin: Imagine a City, chosen as a Book of the Year by the Washington Post.

Melanie McGrath is an award winning and bestselling author of non-fiction and fiction. She is the author of the memoir Silvertown. Her latest work of nonfiction, Pie and Mash Down the Roman Road was shortlisted for a number of awards including the Historical Writers Association Gold Crown for History book of the year.

Guest: Alan Johnson

Dates: Monday 24 - Saturday 29 February 2020
Location: Lumb Bank, West Yorkshire
Single room price: £795 (This course is available half-price for Arvon 18-25 members and benefits-related concessions.)

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