Writing courses

In 2017, we’ll be running a range of new and established courses. See below for the full list, and click on course titles to see more information.

 

One-day intensive beginners’ course

A one-day course condensing all the best bits from our 6-week Beginning to write course, for anyone thinking about writing but not sure how to either begin or improve.

 

Life Writing

For anyone interested in writing creative nonfiction, or exploring real-life stories through fiction. Through exercises and discussion we will look at the benefits of recording our own stories, while bridging the gap between the personal and the public.

 

Write & Edit a Story or Essay (2 days), 7th and 8th October

A weekender providing a day of creative writing time, followed by a day of intensive editing, applying a range of editing approaches to your own work.

 

Beginning to write: putting pen to paper

If you want to write, but haven’t yet got to the page, or if you’re grappling with writing, but need help to tell your stories, this course is for you.

 

Folk Tales in New Fiction

A one-day course exploring explore the different ways in which we can harness the strange power of folk tales in our writing.

 

Continuing to write post-MA, monthly for eight months from October 16th, Mondays 7-9pm.

A critical workshop-based course for writers who are finishing a creative writing MA, or have done so in the last three years. Join fellow graduates to share and discuss work-in-progress, and get support to finish your manuscript.

 

One-day intensive beginners’ course

A one-day course condensing all the best bits from our 6-week Beginning to write course, for anyone thinking about writing but not sure how to either begin or improve.

 

You can read some feedback from writers who came on our 2016 courses here.

 

Critique and mentoring services

As well as group courses, we offer one-to-one services. We can provide one-off critiques of written work, whether a novel, short stories, creative non-fiction or memoir. Alternatively, we can work with you over a period of time to develop and hone one piece of writing or several shorter pieces. Please visit the Writers’ services page for more details.