Learning Creative writing at Arvon with Diane Setterfield


31 October 2016 - 05 November 2016    
Times to be confirmed.

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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/course/fiction-with-a-gothic-twist/