Advanced Writing Workshops 2021-2022
(Face to face creative writing workshops. Monthly from October 2021 to July 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.
The aim of this course is:
- to provide a forum for writers who are committed to finishing novels or collections of short stories and who are looking for a critical and supportive audience for their work in progress.
- to act as a place where writers can meet regularly to discuss the creative process, share their enthusiasm for literature, swap information on publishing and inspire and energise each other.
All courses have their own interactive learning page on our website where writers can communicate, access course materials and submit work.
Every month your group will meet to:
- workshop work in progress and discuss aspects of writing technique.
- take part in a three-hour session which will consist of group workshops, with three members submitting 5,000 words for constructive feedback each month
- critique and discuss work in progress, particularly the coherence and integrity of plot, structure and characterisation.
As well as the opportunity to workshop longer pieces of work you will also have the opportunity to submit three extracts of 2,000 words of work in progress directly to your tutor for feedback and guidance.
Your tutor may, from time to time, introduce practical exercises on aspects of technique that have been discussed during the workshopping process.
You will be encouraged to be supportive and critical readers of each other’s work.
You will be able to share work, information about events and books and raise questions about writing technique with other writers in the group through the interactive webpage for the course on the Creative Writing Programme website
In May of each year the Creative Writing Programme runs a Publishing Day, where you can discuss routes into publishing for fiction, creative non-fiction and short stories with publishing professionals. If you are working towards publication or seeking representation for a finished manuscript, Publishing Day is open to all students on the Creative Writing Programme. Fee for Publishing Day plus a one to one consultation: £50.
In the event of a renewal of restrictions on movement this course will be taught on Zoom for their duration.
One year in monthly sessions (3 hours) on Wednesday evenings 6pm-9pm
13 Oct, 17 Nov, 15 Dec, 12 Jan, 9 Feb, 16 Mar, 27 Apr, 25 May, 15 Jun, 13 July
Phoenix Art Space, 10-14 Waterloo Place, Brighton
Writers will need to submit a 2000 word extract (with a short synopsis where necessary) along with a covering letter identifying relevant experience of working in writing groups, listing any publications and offering a brief outline of their writing project.
This application should be emailed to the Programme Director, Dr Mark Slater at firstname.lastname@example.org
£450 per annum (there is an additional fee of £50 fee for Publishing Day)
You will be sent a link to our enrolment page after your application has been processed