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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.

Derbyshire - Next course on 16th February 2018
Gift Vouchers Welcome Recharge, rest and unwind on this relaxing and inclusive creative art and crafting holiday, staying just 3 miles from the Peak District National Park, a restorative and inspiring 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 and nurture your inner artist/writer/poet and enjoy...
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 3rd March 2018
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...
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 27th January 2018
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...
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 24th January 2018
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 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...
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 17th February 2018
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...
Full board 4 night creative craft holiday in the stunning Lake District. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Deepen your love of nature by reading and writing your own nature poetry. Make your own watercolour concertina book, with a hard cover. Create artwork to enhance your poetry, using paint, ink, stamping and collage techniques. Holiday Highlights: Create your own handbound book of nature poetry Our professional craft leader will guide and encourage Share inspiration and...
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 24th February 2018
Discover the art of horror writing - a creative writing course run over two consecutive Saturdays. Horror is a growing genre, with new books and films being released on a weekly basis. Whilst this may safeguard horror writing’s longevity, it does mean there’s increasing competition between writers. This course will help you develop a successful writing habit and reduce and overcome writers’ block. It’ll familiarise you with the current horror market, help you refine your...