Publications by ex-students and tutors of the Creative Writing Programme
New Programmes and Courses for October 2017 now available
In 2012, after establishing itself as one of the leading creative writing programmes in the South East, The Creative Writing Programme (CWP) moved out of the University of Sussex and into The Writers’ Place in Brighton. Since then we have been developing our popular courses and programmes and have expanded the number of venues to include Hastings and Eastbourne.
This year, from October, we will be offering both our two-year programmes, the Creative Writing Programme and the Autobiography and Life Writing Programme alongside our Writing Poetry course and workshop courses for more advanced writers.
Please click on the 'Our Courses' tab to read updated information on our courses starting in October 2017. We will be opening for enrolments on May 15th. If you would like to receive information and updates from the Creative Writing Programme please sign up for our newsletter.
At a time when the cost of higher education has made university level study an expensive luxury, our programmes offer a practical course of study, equivalent to university level, at an affordable price.
Our innovative approach to teaching focuses on individual creativity and on teaching writing skills within the context of the creative process. Through a practical course of study designed to teach you how to build and structure narrative, our team of experienced tutors will help you develop your potential as a writer.
Not only will you learn a great deal on the programme, you will become part of an expanding writing community. You will find The Writers’ Place an important hub, connecting you to lectures, competitions and literary events in the South East.
Many writers who have come through The Creative Writing Programme have gone on to publication or have been nominated for awards, including the Booker and the Costa Prize. Some writers go on to pursue writing as a career, others are satisfied with being able to write well and appreciate good literature. Whether you want to write professionally or for pleasure, our programmes and courses will take your writing to the next level.
Rebecca Whitney: critical acclaim for 'The Liar's Chair'
Rebecca's debut novel, a psychological thriller published by MacMillan in January of this year, has received excellent reviews. Laura Wilson in the The Guardian called it 'both compelling and unsettling' and the Daily Mail called it 'taut and heart rending'. The writer Peter Swanson described the book's central character as 'a wrenching portrait of a fractured heroine'. Rebecca, who is now working on her second novel, has acknowledged the role of Creative Writing Programme in her development as a writer: ‘Much of what I have learnt has been down to the brilliant tutoring on the excellent Creative Writing Programme'.
Jules Grant's debut novel published by Myriad in February 2016:
Jules took one of our advanced writing courses in 2013. Myriad's senior fiction editor, Vicky Blunden says, 'From its first lines this wonderful novel absolutely grips the reader, taking us deep into a world rarely explored with such authenticity and insight. Jules is an incredibly talented writer and we are so excited to be publishing this genuinely bold and original book'.