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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 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...

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 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...

Wed 1 Sep 2021 to Wed 31 Aug 2022
This is a 12-month programme of mentorship, guidance and small group support for writers with a big idea they are ready to get done. You’ll get monthly one-to-one sessions as well as workshops and critiques of your manuscript. Read more...

Sat 11 Sep 2021 to Sat 8 Jul 2023
This unique well-established three-year MSc course is now being taught mainly online with three in-person weekends per year in Bristol UK (Covid-permitting). Read more...

Tue 14 Sep 2021 to Sat 31 Dec 2022
A new online Stanza is being set up as a workshop to run on the second Tuesday of every month, 7.30 to 9.30pm, led by Liz Cashdan. Read more...

Mon 20 Sep 2021 to Mon 11 Jul 2022
This intensive three-term fiction course is designed to support a maximum of ten advanced and professional fiction writers who are working on long or short form fiction projects with a view to publication. Enrolment by application only. Read more...

Fri 24 Sep 2021 to Fri 15 Jul 2022
Creative Writing: Portfolio is an exciting new one-year course which can be completed from your home and provides writers an opportunity to develop, progress and ultimately gain specialised evaluation of a portfolio of writing/long form manuscript or novel and synopsis up to 50,000 words. Other forms are welcome including poetry, film and television, stage plays and many other creative writing proposals. Read more...

Mon 4 Oct 2021 to Sat 27 May 2023
We are pleased to announce that we are offering our popular two-year programmes in Creative Writing and Creative Non-Fiction from October 2021, along with one-year Writing Workshops and Poetry Workshops for experienced writers and our Writing Poetry course for writers new to writing poetry. All our courses are offered in either blended or online formats. Read more...

Mon 4 Oct 2021 to Mon 13 Jun 2022
Oxford Playwriting is a programme of three Oxford-based writing courses for aspirant professional playwrights run by theatre director and Olivier award-winning playwright John Retallack. The programme is open to anyone over 18 with a passion and flair for writing. No academic qualification is required. Read more...

Tue 5 Oct 2021 to Tue 21 Jun 2022
Monthly workshop groups around the UK and online taught by prominent poets. Read more...

Wed 13 Oct 2021 to Wed 13 Jul 2022
This higher-level course has been designed for writers who have completed either the Creative Writing Programme, an undergraduate or a Masters programme in Creative Writing, or who have work in progress and can show they are capable of working at this advanced level. Face to face. Monthly from October 2021 to July 2022. Read more...

Mon 8 Nov 2021 to Sat 31 Dec 2022
Based in Cornwall, The Writing Retreat has been hosting retreats and workshops for writers since 2014. Our courses and Zoom workshops are now online. We offer video workshops from 1 hour to full days, accessible for a year from purchase to do at your own pace and in your own time. Read more...

Tue 9 Nov 2021 to Tue 14 Jun 2022
Curated in partnership with Ledbury Poetry Festival, we are proud to present a series of monthly seminar groups with Angela France at the Barrett Browning Institute in Ledbury, featuring close reading, in-depth discussion and feedback on your poems-in-progress, as well guidance on your next steps as a poet and conversation around contemporary poetry. Read more...

Tue 7 Dec 2021 to Sat 31 Dec 2022
The Writers’ Block (Cornwall) has created a set of easy-to-use, creative writing workshops that are delivered digitally (and simply) in the classroom. The workshops are a series of pre-recorded videos led by published writers Wyl Menmuir (novelist, travel writer and literacy expert) and Anna Maria Murphy (Radio 4, Kneehigh Theatre). Read more...

Tue 4 Jan 2022 to Sat 31 Dec 2022
Do you want to accelerate your work-in-progress in 2022? Are you looking for accountability, support and motivation from a group of fellow writers, in a digital space that prioritises your wellbeing and creativity? Then our new 12-month writing programme Write Club Plus is for you!  Read more...

Tue 11 Jan 2022 to Tue 29 Nov 2022
This real-time online course is designed to support you as you write your novel. Whether you're at the initial ideas stage, or you already have a manuscript draft underway, regular workshops on craft, quality critique, fortnightly deadlines and the support of your fellow writers are here to help keep you on track. A 12-month course in 3 parts.  Read more...

Wed 12 Jan 2022 to Thu 17 Nov 2022
Do you have a story you’re burning to tell? This year-long, online course starting in January 2022, facilitated by two professional writers, will enable you to explore and develop your skills as a dramatic writer for both the stage and screen. Sign up by 5th January. Read more...

Sat 15 Jan 2022 to Sat 17 Dec 2022
This popular course, now in its 8th year, offers a wonderful introduction to the art and craft of writing a novel, and will cover many elements of fiction writing's craft. It will run over Zoom, at least for the first part of the year, making the opportunity available to people across the UK (and beyond!) Book by 7th January.  Read more...

Wed 26 Jan 2022 to Sun 31 Dec 2023
Join writer Gemma Seltzer for ‘Writing with the Seasons,’ a new essay series that will be delivered to your inbox each month. Reflecting on the rhythms of the natural world, it will provide creative inspiration for your own writing through prompts, ideas and opportunities to deepen your commitment to the creative path. Read more...

Wed 9 Feb 2022 to Wed 13 Jul 2022
Do you... Want to write but don't know where to start? Have a story to share but need some encouragement? Want to find and explore your creative side? These introductory workshops will get you writing, thinking and expressing in a fun and engaging way! Open to everybody over 18. Free to Cornish residents (funded by the European Social Fund). Read more...

Fri 11 Feb 2022 to Sat 22 Oct 2022
Literature Wales is pleased to announce the reopening of the Ty Newydd Writing Centre, with the launch of its 2022 programme of creative writing courses. Read more...

Wed 23 Feb 2022 to Wed 19 Oct 2022
Do you... Want to write but don't know where to start? Have a story to share but need some encouragement? Want to find and explore your creative side? These introductory workshops will get you writing, thinking and expressing in a fun and engaging way! Read more...

Tue 1 Mar 2022 to Sun 31 Jul 2022
A transformative online poetry workshop designed to help you discover the art of healing through poetry. It allows you to find your journey into the world of expression. You can write about our life, memory, childhood, family, love, and almost everything. If you can feel yourself leaning into these words and responding, this unique course is meant for you. Read more...

Sat 5 Mar 2022 to Tue 5 Jul 2022
New season workshops and short courses now on sale, online and in-person in Birmingham, from March to July 2022. Read more...

Mon 7 Mar 2022 to Sat 17 Dec 2022
The Garsdale Retreat is a creative writing centre, providing courses and untutored retreats, in the remote and beautiful setting of The Yorkshire Dales. Our exciting 2022 programme is now open for bookings. Read more...

Wed 9 Mar 2022 to Sat 4 Jun 2022
Check out the programme of Quay Words Spring season. Explore our theme of Science with our writer-in-residence Ellen Wiles, guest writers Virginia Baily and Peter Stott and storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton. Read more...

Wed 9 Mar 2022 to Wed 24 Aug 2022
Our new How I Write sessions (formerly Live Guest Readings) bring today's leading writers to your online door where they talk about and share their work, take questions on craft, writing routines, and discuss the business of words. Read more...