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Arvon: Starting to Write with the Brontes
Mon 14 May 2018 to Sat 19 May 2018
This course is aimed at new writers with an interest in the Brontës and is a unique opportunity to explore both fiction and poetry through the prism of this famous family.
Start writing inspired by the Brontë sisters and their West Yorkshire home. Throughout the week you will be encouraged to take inspiration from – and to respond to – the Brontës’ works, their ideas and their place in the world. Highlights from the week include a private visit and special access to the Brontë Parsonage and its collection, as well as a series of (optional) Brontë walks around Haworth, where they lived and wrote.

Course Tutors

Tiffany Murray: Tiffany’s novels Diamond Star Halo and Happy Accidents were shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize, and the Guardian selected Diamond Star Halo in their pick of the year fiction. She has been a Hay Festival Fiction Fellow and a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing. Her latest novel is Sugar Hall.

Katrina Naomi: Katrina’s poetry has appeared in The TLS, The Spectator and The Poetry Review, and been broadcast on Radio 4. She has been awarded Arts Council England/British Council funding to travel to Japan in 2017 to work on her third collection. Previous publications include: The Girl with the Cactus Handshake (Templar Poetry), which was shortlisted for the London New Writers Award, Charlotte Brönte’s Corset (Brönte Society), and Lunch at the Elephant and Castle (Templar Poetry), which won the Templar Poetry Pamphlet Competition.

Guest Claire Harman is a widely-published writer and critic whose Charlotte Brontë, A Life was published to mark the author’s bicentenary in 2016.

Dates: 14-19 May 2018
Location: Lumb Bank, The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre, Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 6DF
Cost: Single room price: £770 Shared room price: £720

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