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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.

Next course on 11th August 2017
Staying just 800 yards from Pembroke Castle a fantastic location for plein air drawing/painting/photography. During our visit there will be some unique opportunities to capture stunning pictures including a birds of prey display and a living history group portraying a Military Company on campaign in the age of Edward III in the late 14th century. All materials and equipment are provided so that throughout this relaxing weekend you will be able to take part at...
Next course on 3rd August 2017
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...
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...
Next course on 4th October 2017
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...
Next course on 2nd August 2017
Relaxing, playful and spacious – this four day course will help you write for your own pleasure and wellbeing. Structured exercises designed to engage the senses will cover a range of techniques including free-writing, fiction, poetry and journalling. A creative summer break that will give you chance to unwind, enjoy yourself and find words. A chance for some Literary ‘TLC’. Writing can enhance your wellbeing in a number of ways. The slow, thoughtful act of...
Next course on 11th August 2017
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...
Next course on 11th September 2017
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...
Next course on 28th October 2017
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...
Novel In A Day Tutor: Victoria Connelly Bestselling author, Victoria Connelly, teaches all you need to know to get that novel written and published in a one-day course. From seeking inspiration to creating characters whom readers will love, developing a page-turning plot, and submitting your work to agents and publishers, or publishing independently over the internet, this one-day course will provide you with many valuable clues and tricks of the trade. What to Bring Notebook...
Next course on 2nd October 2017
Ten week evening course in original song writing in Nottingham. This course is ideal if you’re a musician of any level who wishes to develop competent song writing skills. Rather than following rules and rigid formulas, the emphasis is placed on concepts and individuality, making song writing a truly creative learning process. The course will be delivered as a combination of lectures and practical workshops. The ideal attendee is anyone who wishes to become an...