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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...
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:...
The Creative Arts Open Degree provides a unique opportunity for OCA students to fulfil their creative potential through studying two disciplines in depth to degree level. The development of a new level six programme for this degree gives a real opportunity to grow in its ability to merge two separate disciplines and create one final body of work, contextualise this work and develop an understanding of a professional practice. Degree aims To widen access to...
The programme will allow you to gain experience of writing in a variety of literary forms including life writing, poetry, script writing, short fiction and writing for children, as well as developing your critical understanding of the theoretical and conceptual issues central to the practice of writing. The OCA BA (Hons) Creative Writing degree programme is sensitive to the fact that students will be enrolling at different levels of writing expertise. Some will be novices...
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 24th November 2018
One day poetry course in Nottingham with Clare Fisher. Characters form the basis of great fiction. But where do they come from and how do you create them? Whether you’re an experienced fiction writer or just starting out, this workshop will give you the tools to create and develop characters that convince. On this course you will: - experiment with different ways of creating characters through creative writing exercises - analyse and discuss short extracts...
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 24th January 2019
Learn to create a graphic novel over ten evening or one week. 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...
Come and join Janet Laugharne and Jacqui Harrett for their Summer workshop that focusses on creativity and wellbeing. The Creating Words: Creating Wellbeing workshop will feature exercises to build confidence and enjoy this time to write. We are keen to share our ideas on various aspects of the writing process and how to work with a writing buddy providing opportunities to engage with writing exercises and discussion/questions. The workshop is suitable for both beginners and...
This Open course is a broad-based introduction to a range of contemporary creative arts for students new to the creative arts. It’s a compulsory for all students who select the creative arts Open degree, and can be studied as your first, second or third Open course at level one (HE4). We advise you to study it first though, because you’ll effectively get a taster of several arts subjects as you work through the programme of...
This unit builds on the foundation of research and study skills that you have already acquired through completing Creative Arts Today at level 4 and your reflective learning that you have extensively continued with up to this point. You now have the opportunity to bring together a self-initiated research project that unifies the two distinct subject areas that you have been developing throughout this course so far. For creative arts students understanding your unique area...
Have you ever watched a film and said afterwards, “I’d like to have a go at writing a screenplay but where do I begin?” This course will equip you with a writer’s toolbox filled with the basics: how to lay out a script professionally; how to structure your screenplay; the do’s and don’ts of writing compelling dialogue; and breathing life into your characters. You’ll pick up important film terms and techniques – and get to...