Monday, April 24, 2006


From August 28 - September 2nd this year, I'm going to be teaching a week's writing course on Exploring Fiction with the writer, Jim Friel, at Ty Newydd, Lloyd George's old home in Wales. This will be my FOURTH visit to Ty Newydd, but the first as 'teacher'. Can't wait - the sitting room above is the library and you can see the sea from the windows. The last time I went was during the petrol crisis so there were very few cars, and it really did feel like we'd all found ourselves in a forgotten world. This is a description of the course:
Through workshops and tutorials this course explores the techniques of writing fiction, including structure, voice, characterisation, place, purposeful description as well as generating creative ideas for getting started, keeping going and, even, getting to that finishing line.
More details are on the Ty Newydd website.

2 comments:

Kate Long said...

I met Owen Sheers last week and he was talking very fondly of the place. It does look beautiful. Good luck with the course.

Clare said...

A friend of mine's just come back and says it's much improved. Have you ever tried standing in the middle of the window and talking? Amazing effect...
Have a good time, Sarah.