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  1. Write a short story in a weekend
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Mar 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Vicky Grut
    Turn your great idea into a short story on this fun practical course. You'll be introduced to some key fiction writing techniques and encouraged to draft a short story from beginning to end. Suitable for beginners who are comfortable learning at a fast pace. Includes a 2-hour break (12:30-14:30) each day.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £50.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  2. Writing fiction
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Cecilia Knapp
    Develop your creative writing skills on this practical intermediate course. You'll explore the fundamentals of fiction-writing craft, such as character and structure, and unlock your imagination to produce compelling prose. Suitable for those with some creative writing experience.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  3. Ways into screenwriting
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alan Nixon
    Learn to write for the screen on this practical, introductory course. Writing exercises, presentations and screenings will teach you key skills, and you’ll begin to produce work and an outline for a full-length project.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £105.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  4. Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £95.00
  5. Developing your novel
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Anna Richards
    Have you started work on your novel? This course is suitable for experienced creative writers who want to make progress with a novel draft. Learn more about the art of novel writing and move your project forward in a supportive workshop environment.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £110.00
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  6. Craft focus: grammar, syntax, and style for creative writers
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  William Brady
    Great poetry and prose begin when the writer puts the right words in the right places. Learn how and why the rules and conventions of language matter in this new course, which combines creative writing with a review of essential points of grammar.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £95.00
  7. Developing your creative writing
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Rebecca Ferrier
    This supportive intermediate course for writers with some experience will provide inspiration, technical guidance and feedback on your work, as well as helping you to sustain your writing practice. You will be working with other aspiring writers and benefit from the support and encouragement that working with a group over a whole term can bring.



    This course supports several kinds of creative writing, including prose fiction, poetry, reflective writing and memoir, whether they are finished pieces or works-in-progress.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £110.00
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  8. Masterclass: fiction (a one-term intensive workshop)
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
    This intensive fiction workshop is open by selective application to a maximum of ten fiction writers working at the advanced and professional levels. You will receive rigorous constructive feedback on your novel or short story as you develop it with a view to publication, and participate in detailed tutor-led discussions on advanced elements of fictional craft. Application deadline: Sunday 31 March, 2024.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £369.00 Senior fee £369.00 Concession £369.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  9. Ways into poetry
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Megan Beech
    Relatively new to writing poetry? This inspiring course offers an opportunity to experiment with language and a variety of poetic devices alongside fellow emerging poets. Discover the key elements of a poem in a friendly and interactive class.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £105.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  10. Writing about food
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Laura Silverman
    Love food and want to write about it? Whether you’re keen to review dishes, interview chefs or write about sustainable eating, now is your chance. This course will cover writing for established publications as well as personal blogs.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £90.00
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  11. Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £110.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  12. Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £65.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
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