I’m extraordinarily excited about this new development: in 2016 I will be teaching a week-long course at Lumb Bank in Yorkshire, England. Lumb Bank is a gorgeous C18th mill owner’s house that once belonged to Ted Hughes and is now one of the Arvon Foundation’s centres for creative writing. I can’t wait. Not only do I love teaching (I taught French literature for years and miss it terribly) but I also love Arvon. I did two courses with them when I was on my way to producing The Thirteenth Tale and it was at one of those that I met Jim Crace, the author I so admire and whose encouragement and advice set me on the path to publication.
The course is called Fiction with a Gothic Twist: Something of the Night, and my fellow tutor will be James Friel (author of The Posthumous Affair). There’s going to be a guest speaker, Lauren Owen (author of The Quick). It runs from 31st Oct to 5th Nov 2016 which is Hallowe’en to Bonfire night.
More info and booking details here: http://www.arvon.org/