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Sun 1 Sep 2019 to Fri 1 Jul 2022
The innovative BA (Hons) Creative Writing in the Highlands and Islands at the University of the Highlands and Islands is designed to give you a solid grounding in the creative principles, in both form and structure, of four of the main areas of creative writing: poetry, prose, playwriting and the screenplay. You will be encouraged to explore how these can inform and support other areas of professional writing in gaming, advertising, marketing, vlogs etc.  Read more...

Sun 1 Sep 2019 to Tue 31 Aug 2021
The MA in Writing Poetry is an accredited degree with Newcastle University and The Poetry School, delivered as a part-time course over two years. Read more...

Sun 1 Sep 2019 to Wed 31 Aug 2022
Tony Award-winning playwright Professor Simon Stephens will lead a new Scriptwriting course at Manchester Metropolitan University. Applications are open for the new Scriptwriting route of Manchester Writing School’s MA/MFA Creative Writing programme – the biggest of its type in the country - with teaching getting underway in September. Read more...

Sun 1 Sep 2019 to Tue 31 Aug 2021
Are you interested in the ways that creative writing can be used as a tool for wellbeing? Perhaps you already work with creative writing in this context or maybe you’d like to find out more about this growing field of practice and research? Wherever you are in the world, study online with Teesside University. September 2019 entry. Read more...

Mon 2 Sep 2019 to Sat 31 Jul 2021
Offering an exciting new writing opportunity at the North’s only specialist arts university, the BA (Hons) in Creative Writing at Leeds Arts University has as its guiding philosophy to encourage and develop effective, literate, confident, flexible, diverse and imaginative writers well equipped for a Writing Life.  Read more...

Tue 4 Aug 2020 to Tue 27 Jul 2021
All you need is a notebook, a pen and access to e-mails. Every Tuesday for a year you will receive a prompt in your box which will encourage you to explore nature in original and innovative ways.  Read more...

Tue 11 Aug 2020 to Fri 31 Dec 2021
Martin Sketchley has launched Think. Feel. Write. – creative coaching and personal development through writing. The project has been inspired by personal experiences of the therapeutic benefits of writing, and his work with the Royal Literary Fund, both as a Writing Fellow and developing workshops as part of the Social Sector Projects initiative.  Read more...

Wed 2 Sep 2020 to Fri 15 Dec 2023
Writers' #virtual platform is a fortnightly writers' group. It is for beginners and writers of any genre. It's from 6 pm -7.30 pm. It's free.  Read more...

Mon 28 Sep 2020 to Tue 24 May 2022
The Creative Writing Programme is offering its two-year Creative Writing and one-year Dramatic Writing programmes online this year.  Read more...

Wed 7 Oct 2020 to Fri 31 Dec 2021
Creative non-fiction has its base in real life and actual events or experiences and is written with flair, to entertain as well as inform. And with our new home study course you'll come away with all the skills and knowledge to get started in creative non-fiction.  Read more...

Sat 21 Nov 2020 to Fri 3 Dec 2021
Award-winning literary masterclasses online. For over 15 years, Litro has nurtured writers and supported new talent across our literary and creative arts platforms. We want to continue to help writers to grow, develop and to get their voices heard. For this reason, we have created our Masterclasses. Read more...

Mon 21 Dec 2020 to Fri 31 Dec 2021
Deepen your relationship with trees, their habits and mythology through the Celtic Tree Calendar with a year-long online writing and hands-on course tutored by Roselle Angwin, whose book A Spell in the Forest is due out next year. Self-study or tutored options.  Read more...

Sat 23 Jan 2021 to Sat 18 Dec 2021
With space limited to 14 people, this intimate one year novel writing course offers a very rich, stimulating, creative, gently challenging and supportive environment, where you will feel welcome as part of a community of writers. Read more...

Mon 25 Jan 2021 to Mon 1 Nov 2021
Find the focus and drive to finish your novel with a supportive group of fellow writers and a great tutor to keep you on track. A natural next-step from Writing a Novel, this intensive ten-month online course is for writers who have at least 15,000 words of a novel and need the space, structure and discipline to get to the end. Apply by 31st December.  Read more...

Mon 1 Mar 2021 to Sat 31 Jul 2021
We are delighted to welcome leading novelist and short story writer Susmita Bhattacharya as our Spring/Summer 2021 Word Factory Writer in Residence. During her residency, running from March to July 2021, Susmita will be offering four exclusive half-hour one-on-one advice sessions aimed at helping writers at the beginning of their writing journey. Read more...

Mon 1 Mar 2021 to Sat 18 Dec 2021
We are delighted to announce the 2021 schedule of creative wriing courses at The Garsdale Retreat will be open for bookings from 1st November. We have a particularly outstanding line-up of inspiring tutors/guest readers and an exciting range of courses - poetry, fiction, memoir/life writing, a tutored poetry retreat, a tutored fiction writing retreat and five untutored retreats.  Read more...

Tue 2 Mar 2021 to Sat 31 Jul 2021
‘Apart Together’ is The Poetry Business’ digital writer development programme, featuring virtual workshops, Digital Poets-in-Residence, audio & blog content, eBooks and writing exercises. Read more...

Sat 20 Mar 2021 to Fri 10 Sep 2021
For the first time ever, The Literary Consultancy will be running two Literary Adventure writing retreats in Spain in 2021, one in Spring, and one in Autumn.  Read more...

Thu 1 Apr 2021 to Fri 1 Oct 2021
The MumWrite writing development programme for mums who write is open for sign ups until April 1st! There’s a range of levels to suit your writing needs and a community of mums waiting for you.  Read more...

Tue 6 Apr 2021 to Sat 31 Jul 2021
‘Apart Together’ is The Poetry Business’ digital writer development programme, featuring virtual workshops, Digital Poets-in-Residence, audio & blog content, eBooks and writing exercises. Booking now open for April - July digital workshops. Read more...

Wed 14 Apr 2021 to Wed 27 Oct 2021
Led by acclaimed author Gillian Slovo, this six-month online course is there to help you get your head down and get to the end of your draft.  Read more...

Thu 15 Apr 2021 to Thu 28 Oct 2021
Literature Works is partnering with South West Library services to launch Word Online - an exciting programme of virtual events in celebration of the work of diverse authors including Black, Asian and minority ethnic, disabled, and LGBT+ writers. Read more...

Sat 1 May 2021 to Sat 23 Oct 2021
Would you like to know more about the Quaker Tapestry embroidered panels? During our creative writing workshops, led by tutor and writer-in-residence, Geraldine Green, you will delve into the stories and journeys behind the creation of these unique textile pieces. Set around the theme of ‘Journeys’, this series of Creative Writing workshops is now taking place in 2021 (postponed from 2020). Read more...

Mon 3 May 2021 to Wed 25 Aug 2021
The summer season of Arvon at Home courses is now open to book. We have brand new Masterclasses, Live Guest Readings and Craft of Writing sessions to come, as well as Online Writing Weeks, and one-to-one tutorials. Read more...

Tue 4 May 2021 to Tue 12 Oct 2021
Join Megan Bradbury for a six-month, in-depth online writing course. Designed in partnership with the University of East Anglia, you will receive one-to-one feedback on your writing and complete practical exercises in plot, character, dialogue, description and editing – all working towards a final draft of a completed short story. Apply by 23rd April. Read more...

Wed 5 May 2021 to Wed 4 Aug 2021
Open to all adults, these set of four themed workshops are offered for those wishing to explore creative and enjoyable ways of enhancing their self-expression, reflection and wellbeing through writing.  Read more...

Thu 13 May 2021 to Wed 1 Sep 2021
Want to develop your playwriting skills? This 16-week series aims to practically and proactively support writers through the process from having an initial idea for a script to creating a draft, for potential submission to our Open Submissions window beginning on 1 September 2021. Read more...

Wed 19 May 2021 to Mon 19 May 2025
The Prompt Box is our creative writing prompt subscription service. Each month you’ll receive unique, creative, and inspiring writing prompts all wrapped up and delivered to your door. We’ll also email a PDF workbook each month to help you get the most from the prompts. Our Prompt Boxes will help you write fiction and non-fiction, or you can use them to write poetry. Read more...

Tue 1 Jun 2021 to Fri 27 Aug 2021
Back for its second year, The Summer Festival of Writing is here to keep you focused on your writing career – whether you’re just starting out, are submitting to agents, or want to start self-publishing seriously. Read more...

Fri 11 Jun 2021 to Sun 10 Oct 2021
Winchester Poetry Festival has announced a ‘stretched’ festival for 2021 comprising a five-month programme of exciting workshops, readings and discussion events culminating in a weekend of live events in October. Read more...