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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...

Tue 7 Sep 2021 to Mon 14 Mar 2022
We're excited to announce the return of our much-loved and much-missed London-based courses this autumn. We’re currently open for applications for three courses starting in September: our six-month Writing Your Novel course led by Laura Barnett, our three-month Writing Your Novel course with Lizzie Enfield, and our Writing an Original TV Drama Serial course with Colin Teevan. 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...

Mon 13 Sep 2021 to Mon 31 Jan 2022
Our new screenwriting course taught by top screenwriter Colin Teevan returns to London, with some teaching online. Write a pilot episode & outline for an original TV drama serial, with masterclasses from top TV professionals and Curtis Brown agents. Selective Entry.  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 7 Mar 2022
Make space for your writing with our online courses designed in partnership with the University of East Anglia. Early bird offer until 9am BST on Monday 9 August – get 10% discount. 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...

Mon 20 Sep 2021 to Mon 28 Feb 2022
Scotland is home to some of the world’s most exciting fiction. It is also home to WordPath, Scotland’s innovative, dynamic and successful online creative writing programme delivering a highly creative, inspirational and intensely practical course of workshops, one-on-one and roundtable discussions. 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...

Sun 3 Oct 2021 to Sat 12 Feb 2022
Achieve your writing dreams with the help of our 2021-22 webinar series, from the team behind Writing Magazine and Writers Online. Read more...

Mon 4 Oct 2021 to Fri 25 Mar 2022
This higher-level course has been designed for writers with prior experience of working in poetry groups, published poets or writers who have attended poetry writing courses as part of Higher Education courses and who would like to continue exploring their professional practice, writing technique and style in practical writing sessions. 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...

Mon 11 Oct 2021 to Thu 12 May 2022
Are you reaching the end of a creative writing MA, or have you completed one in the last 3-5 years? Would you like some help getting your manuscript finished and taking the next steps towards publication? If you want regular feedback, and a group of writers to discuss good writing with every month, our monthly workshops are for you. Choose from Monday evenings with Zoe Gilbert or Thursday evenings with Lily Dunn. 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...

Wed 20 Oct 2021 to Thu 24 Feb 2022
Sculpture and poetry are two of the oldest known art forms. This six-month research season running from October 2021 to February 2022 celebrates practitioners and scholars who explore these connections and have developed critical or imaginative ways of turning our attention to them through a series of free online events. Read more...

Sat 6 Nov 2021 to Sat 14 May 2022
NCLA's Creative Saturdays are now back in person! Choose from poetry, prose or creative nonfiction creative writing workshops with Jo Clement, Andrew Hankinson and Margaret Wilkinson. 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...

Sat 13 Nov 2021 to Sat 12 Feb 2022
Open to all who work with people in a therapeutic capacity professionally, including in all sectors of healthcare, social care, therapy counselling and voluntary sectors, those who are training in the caring professions, and all those who are involved in teaching and training them (including clinicians, academics and students at all levels). 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...

Wed 8 Dec 2021 to Wed 30 Mar 2022
Make steady writing progress in one distraction-free hour a week. Wednesdays at 4-5pm, 8 December 2021 to 30 March 2022. 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...

Wed 5 Jan 2022 to Wed 23 Feb 2022
The Writers’ Greenhouse is a space where you can focus on specific writing projects and move your writing forward. It will be a place to share ideas and tap into the wide-ranging expertise of your fellow participants. Read more...