Starting Creative Writing (Day)

Date(s) - 10/10/2019 - 28/11/2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Christchurch centre

Starting Creative Writing

With Helen Rye

One of our most popular writing courses, our Starting Creative Writing Course explores different forms of writing and technique to help overcome writers’ block, and kick-start your work, by formulating new ideas and developing them in fresh and dynamic ways.

Over the eight weeks we will be examining and experimenting with different forms of writing, trying fun exercises to get us writing, looking at craft tips and talking through our ideas.

Whether you want to write poems, short stories or scripts, our creative writing for beginners classes are the best way to help you find the form that best suits your individual voice – through practical exercises that boost your confidence and unlock your creative potential in a safe and supportive environment. You’ll work practically to produce short pieces of content and develop a critical awareness of others’ writing styles.

  • Short exercises to inspire ideas
  • Different genres of creative writing; drama, poetry, short stories etc.
  • Responding to others’ creative writing and group discussions
  • Producing the full story: Plot, structure, creating characters and narrative

This eight week creative writing course is designed to encourage, inspire and stimulate critical thinking.

You will be encouraged to share your work in class and learn from one another. You will also receive friendly feedback throughout the course. Students should have a good level of basic written English, as the course won’t focus on grammar or vocabulary.

There will also be biscuits. Really nice ones.


About the tutor:








I’m a writer and editor living in Norwich. My stories have been published in literary journals and anthologies in the UK and the US, won the Bath Flash Fiction Award, the Reflex Fiction Prize, been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and the Bristol Prize and nominated for Best Small Fictions 2017 and 2018. I am a submissions editor at SmokeLong Quarterly and part of the editorial teams of Lighthouse Literary Journal and Ellipsis Zine. Twitter: @helenrye



This eight week creative writing course is designed to encourage, inspire and stimulate critical thinking.