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Creative Writing courses

Creative writing courses, workshops across the UK. Whether it's poetry, short stories, playwriting or novels these writing courses will help you develop your writing style, create credible characters and plausible plots.

£165
Ceredigion - Next course on 28th July 2019
Have you always dreamed of writing a novel? Or maybe you fancied crafting a series of short stories. This course will teach you all the necessary techniques to create beautiful stories. During the six sessions, Lorraine will guide you through the skills you’ll need to craft vivid settings, create complex characters, and write interesting dialogue. And that’s not all, you’ll learn how to add in conflict and resolution, develop an intriguing plot, whilst uncovering the...
£60
London
Have you always wanted to write but have no idea where to start? Would you like to rekindle your love of writing? Are you looking for a group activity with a difference? My name is Deana Luchia and I run fun and practical workshops for all writing abilities. Whether you can commit to an hour a week (for six weeks), a whole day's workshop (six hours), or anything in-between, there is a workshop perfectly suited...
£20
Somerset - Next course on 6th July 2019
Come and be a writer for a day at a wonderful location in the very pretty village of Nunney. We open the doors around 9.30am and close about 4.30pm. Lovely group of dedicated writers all working on different projects. Relaxed and friendly, suitable for beginners and beyond! Facilitated by Jo Munroe, BA Hons Creative Writing (2012) who studied modules in life writing, script-writing, writing for young people, short stories and so much more!
£450
Devon - Next course on 16th October 2019
“The main thing is to write for the joy of it. Cultivate a work-lust that imagines its haven like your hands at night dreaming the sun in the sunspot of a breast. You are fasted now, light-headed, dangerous. Take off from here.” (Seamus Heaney, Station Island) Join Sarah Acton, poet-in-residence for the Jurassic Coast for a residential writing retreat at Trill Farm. Enjoy 4 nights’ accommodation in our eco-guesthouse with delicious organic breakfasts, lunches and...
£165
Ceredigion - Next course on 23rd June 2019
Have you always dreamed of writing a novel? Or maybe you fancied crafting a series of short stories, this beginners course will teach you all the necessary techniques to create beautiful stories. During the six sessions, Lorraine will guide you through the skills you’ll need to develop vivid settings, craft complex characters, write interesting dialogue, add dynamic conflict and resolutions, plot and plan your story, whilst mastering a great story hook and satisfying ending. Please...
£48
Worcestershire - Next course on 8th July 2019
Ever wanted to try your hand at calligraphy? This beginners half-day workshop is the perfect introduction to discovering the world of beautiful handwriting. Described as an art form that expresses the very souls of the words on the paper, calligraphy is an incredibly admired skill to behold. Using traditional and modern techniques, your tutor, a professional scribe to Chanel and the British Museum, will help you achieve impressive results using easy-to-follow instructions. Sharing secrets and...
£100
Dorset
Sculpture by the Lakes provides a vibrant and peaceful park setting for this creative writing course. Through a series of discussions and exercises, you will learn how to use sculptures and other art to stimulate ideas for stories, characters, situations and poems. During the day you will write a number of pieces and be given advice on how they might be extended or improved. This course is suitable for art and nature lovers, and for...
£295
Pembrokeshire
Residential course / workshops / retreat for groups of writers, staying in a lovely Georgian house with stunning views on the banks of the Teifi estuary in west Wales. The house is yours, we come in and host during the day leaving you to relax in the evenings. All breaks are 'mix and match' and can include other creative workshops that we offer, including painting, driftwood art, jewellery making, and coastal foraging. See our other...
£425
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 5th August 2019
One week summer writing course for teenagers. On this course you will learn how to turn ideas into creative, original writing. Whether you're interested in fiction or want to write blogs, it will help you to create impact with the right choice of words and provides a structured approach to establishing a life in writing. During this course you will: - learn how to find inspiration - focus on how to turn ideas into writing...
£350
Nottinghamshire
The aim of the course is to enable both the beginner and the more experienced writer to work on developing their writing skills in a variety of different areas, including poetry, short story writing, flash fiction, playwriting and writing a full-length novel. Throughout the course you will be offered advice and feedback on your work, to help your writing develop and progress in a supportive workshop environment. Varied exercises and stimuli will be used to...

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