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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.

Gwynedd - Next course on 21st September 2018
Gift Vouchers Welcome Recharge, rest and unwind on this relaxing and inclusive creative art and crafting holiday, staying in a converted Napoleonic fort this unique and quirky venue will inspire you to get creating. It's a beautiful, restorative location to escape and take a little me time. All materials, guidance and equipment are provided so that throughout this social and friendly creativity retreat you will be able to grow and create, learn new skills, discover...
One day poetry course in Nottingham with Jo Dixon. How do you write about nature in poetry? This course explores how a range of contemporary poets approach this subject in their writing, and provides an opportunity for you to develop new work of your own. Practical reading and writing activities will help you stimulate your own nature poetry, whether for personal interest or with publication in mind. It’s a course aimed at the beginner or...
Cornwall - Next course on 13th October 2018
With its spectacular scenery and fascinating history, Cornwall has always been a magnet for artists and writers. This is your chance to explore the places that inspired them. We will visit the artistic centres of St Ives, Newlyn and Penzance, potter around the Fowey estuary, home to Daphne Du Maurier, and head for the wild west, where some of the dramatic Poldark scenes were filmed. Holiday highlights: • Barbara Hepworth studio, St Ives • Charlestown:...
Learn to create a graphic novel over five consecutive Saturdays. This course will inspire you to consider the building blocks of a graphic novel. With guidance you'll create your own short graphic novel in dummy book form. This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in developing artwork for comic books/graphic novels. During this course you will: learn about the differences between graphic novels and comic books explore sequential art, thumbnails and storyboarding develop...
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 6th August 2018
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 find the...
Ten week creative writing evening course. 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. “I write because I have secrets no-one else knows.” Tony Jordan The aim of the course is to enable both the beginner and the more experienced writer...
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 23rd July 2018
If you’re new to creative writing or looking for inspiration, our lively summer school is the place to come. Taught by experienced tutors, our courses will introduce you to a range of exciting writing techniques. Learn how to start a new novel or write a short story, explore poetry or begin writing a play. You’ll be encouraged to be experimental and develop skills in critiquing your work and the work of others.
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 12th May 2018
One day creative writing course in Nottingham. Would you like to share your writing with an audience, but don’t know where to start? This course gives you the chance to find and use your voice, taking the first step from being a private to public writer. The course provides an enjoyable and supportive environment to explore projection, pace, tone and body language, developing the skills and confidence you need to read or perform your work...
Courses that explore creative forms of non-fiction are few and far between. However, it’s one of the most up-and-coming forms of writing in contemporary literature and some of the most talked-about books from the last few years have been works of creative non-fiction: The Outrun, The Lonely City, The Last Act of Love, So Sad Today, The Argonauts, White Girls, Between The World And Me, Men Explain Things To Me and more. This course will...
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 30th July 2018
This one week summer course introduces you to the craft of journalism. It will provide you with the basic skills journalists are required to have when working in both news and features. Designed as a practical (and fun) introduction to journalism, you will learn about the different career options open to you as well as the essential skills required to be a successful journalist, from researching and writing a story to how to make contacts...