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Creative Writing courses

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.

Oxfordshire - Next course on 13th May 2019
Join this 8 week creative writing evening course in Henley on Thames. This course is designed for new and aspiring writers seeking inspiration and guidance on getting started. Over the course of eight weeks, we will look at both poetry and fiction and think about the elements required to write creatively. Providing gentle feedback, each class will give budding writers the chance to explore their ideas and build the confidence to find their own voice.
- Next course on 15th September 2019
We are thrilled to be hosting Sara Maitland for her Residential Writing Course at Ferme St Christophe. The chalet provides the perfect backdrop in a supportive and friendly environment with the course being suitable for both new and experienced writers. Single Ensuite – £945 per person Single Ensuite with Balcony – £995 per person Shared Room Ensuite – £795 per person Please aim to arrive at Ferme St Christophe between 2pm and 6pm on Sunday...
Somerset - Next course on 11th May 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!
How to win a short story competition with Della Galton Course will cover:- • How to make a good first impression • Three things the judges want • How to find an original idea Suitable for complete beginners or experienced writers
Prize-winning author, Diane Chandler, and her publisher, Stephanie Zia of Blackbird Digital Books, are continuing their series of creative writing workshops for beginners with a new class in Teddington. How do you create great characters? How do you begin to plot a page-turner? How can you use your senses to bring your writing to life? Come along and unleash your imagination during an exhilarating morning of simple and fun creative writing exercises in a safe...
Devon - Next course on 1st May 2019
A half day walk and creative writing workshop with Jurassic Coast Poet-in-Residence, Sarah Acton. Through walking and reflection, we welcome the energies of the four elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water, connecting us to the seasonal changes in the landscape of Trill Farm over the course of the year and letting the sparks of creativity fly. We will walk, listen and consider as we walk how each element runs through our language, our stories, and...
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 30th November 2019
Frankenstein’s monster, Hannibal Lecter, Count Dracula... everyone knows their names and stories. This short course will walk you through a mini history of the monster in horror writing, before you create your own monster legend. This day is comprised of short lectures, group discussions and practical writing exercises. On this course you will: - define and understand what is meant by monster - examine previous monsters and the impact they’ve had on the genre and...
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 19th October 2019
Vampires and zombies fiction is still alive and kicking (well, not quite!) in the horror genre. This one-day workshop will help you understand its current position in the industry. It will also introduce you to the skills you need to create fiction that gets noticed. This day is comprised of short lectures, group discussions and practical writing exercises. On this course you will: - gain an understanding of vampire and zombie literary history - examine...
This is a creative writing workshop for all levels, so if writing is something you'd like to try, it's something you'd love to get back into or you need to kickstart a project you're working on, this is the course for you. I am an author and journalist ( and will be guiding you through this practical and fun workshop which will see you complete a number of creative writing projects in the six sessions....
Pembrokeshire - Next course on 26th October 2019
This course will encourage you to creatively respond, through writing, to the natural landscape and any wildlife you encounter while exploring the inspiring coastline around Dale Fort. Guided by Susan Richardson and the writing prompts which she will provide, you will spend time walking and enjoying focused periods of writing on nature themes, sparked by the material you gather. At both the beginning and end of the day there will also be an indoor session,...