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Ways Into Writing Fiction with Michele Roberts

Dates: Fri 4 - Fri 11 May 2018

Cost: £250 (course) + 580€ (accommodation and meals)

The aim of this course is to help writers improve their writing of fiction. It is open to all writers, experienced and inexperienced, and we shall work in a supportive group atmosphere. The course will guide you towards finding new ways into writing fiction, whether short stories or longer pieces.

It will be a practical course, with the focus on writing in class in response to suggested exercises rather than on detailed critical feedback of individuals' work. You may be asked to read out your work. We shall consider topics such as inspiration, voice, character, place, structure and re-drafting. Working playfully and experimentally, you will learn how to expand your imaginative capacity, how to write differently, how to overcome writer's block, how to keep going, how to edit and re-edit.

Access to a printer (bring a UBS key) can be arranged and we have a wifi point.

As with our other weeks, massages are available from our on-site therapist, Frances. Walking maps can be provided, hammocks abound, and we’ll show you to the firewood pile in case you'd like to make yourself an outdoor fire in the evenings.

As part of the informal atmosphere at Gardoussel, guests are asked to participate in tidying up after meals, on a rota basis. This is generally considered to be a plus rather than a chore - as it helps the group to get to know one another better.

Arrival is from 4pm on the first day, departure is after breakfast on the final day.


Course cost is £250
Accommodation (twin room), meals & wine is 580€ (single room supplements 150€)


Michèle Roberts is the author of fourteen highly acclaimed novels, including The Walworth Beauty, The Looking Glass and Daughters of the House, which won the WHSmith Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Ignorance was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2013 and her memoir Paper Houses was BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week. She has also published poetry and short stories. Half-English and half-French, Michèle lives in South-East London.

For more info visit www.micheleroberts.co.uk

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