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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.

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...
Somerset - Next course on 1st June 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!
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...