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Creative Writing Classes 2023


Wednesday Writing Classes in the City

We are continuing our popular creative writing classes in 2024.

These are aimed at aspiring, emerging and accomplished writers.

The classes will be conducted as short writing courses of four weeks duration, interspersed with author talks and single session classes commencing February 2024. 

The 2024 Writing Class calendar can be downloaded from the Calendar and Brochures tab.

Bookings are essential and can be made through the booking officer email



February 7, 14

Topic: Building an Online Submissions Profile (2)

Tutor: Asha Rajan

These two tutorials will cover ways to keep track of submissions to publications
and competitions via online trackers like Submittable and Duotrope,as well as Excel spreadsheets. Want to know how to find out which publications are open to submissions or what competitions are currently running? Need to know how to approach publishers, what to include in a cover letter, and what your Author Bio might look like?
This course will provide you with the tools to feel confident in submitting work and keeping track of your submissions.A laptop (or tablet) is essential for participation.


February 21, 28

No workshops. Meeting Rooms reserved for Website Review Team (2)



March 6, 13, 20, 27


Topic: Creative Writing for Beginners (4)

Tutor: Helen Iles


This short course covers writing techniques and tips that will engage the reader and hold them to your work as we delve into writing short stories, poetry, creative non-fiction, and the basics of writing a novel, whether the aim is to write for pleasure or profit. Writing activities and feedback is a prominent part of this course – sharing your work is optional.