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City University London

Writers' Workshop

Writers' Workshop is an advanced fiction-writing course designed to help experienced writers develop creative ideas, acquire new skills and move ongoing work towards a publishable standard. Students' fiction (chapters from novels or short stories) will be circulated in advance and then constructively critiqued within the group, in a mutually supportive, non-competitive atmosphere. You will be encouraged to consider the following in relation to your work-in-progress: developing themes and ideas imaginatively, developing a distinctive voice, editing, finding an agent or publisher, and publishing opportunities for new writers.
Duration
Level Open Access
Cost Dates and Fees to be confirmed.
 
Tutor Information: Timothy Jarvis is a writer and academic who currently lives and works in London. He graduated from the UEA Creative Writing MA in 2001, where he studied under Andrew Motion and Ali Smith, and completed a PhD thesis in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow in 2009. He has had short stories published in New Writing 13, a British Council anthology edited by Ali Smith and Toby Litt, American speculative fiction collection, Leviathan 4: Cities, and in Prospect Magazine. He is interested in all kinds of fiction, but works primarily in the Gothic and 'weird' genres: major influences are Angela Carter, Alasdair Gray, and M John Harrison. He has just finished his first novel, The Wanderer, a book combining elements of the Gothic portmanteau narrative and the 'last human' tale, and is currently sending it out to agents and publishers.
Requirements
You should have taken an introductory fiction-writing course or be writing regularly, and some experience of workshopping is advisable.
Modules
You will learn: to structure a piece of imaginative fiction, to use a range of techniques for problem-solving, to revise and edit your work, to identify markets and the requirements of publishers, to give, receive and apply constructive criticism.You will learn how to develop your work by reading, and how to learn technical strategies from other writers' works'.
Contact Information
Institution City University London
Enterprise Office (Admin) - Short Courses
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB

Tel: +44 (0)20 7040 8268
www.city.ac.uk/courses/short-courses/writers-workshop
Department: Part-time Evening and Weekend Courses
Contact Email: shortcourses@city.ac.uk