Creative Writing Courses

Residential

You CAN Write Fiction: Introduction 

Monday 24th until Wednesday 26th January 2022

A residential creative writing course aimed at both beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Consisting of lectures, writing exercises and individual tutorials, enjoy uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural retreat. This is the first in a series which will cover: Character, Setting, Structure, Point of View and more.

Creative Writing Break

Sunday 20th 

until Thursday 24th February 2022

A residential creative writing course aimed at both beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Consisting of lectures, writing exercises and individual tutorials, enjoy uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural retreat. In addition to taught sessions on ‘structure’, ‘character’ and ‘symbolism’, Darren will provide you with short stories to discuss, and therefore help develop your own writing style.

You CAN Write Fiction: Character Creation 

Monday 11th until Wednesday 13th April 2022

A residential creative writing course aimed at both beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Consisting of lectures on ‘Finding and Developing your Characters’ and ‘Portraying your Characters’, as well as inspiring writing exercises and individual tutorials, enjoy uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural retreat. This is the second in a series which will go on to cover Setting, Structure, Point of View and more.

Writing Fiction - Learning from the Greats: F. Scott Fitzgerald 

Tuesday 5th until Friday 8th July 2022

Immersing oneself in the literature of the Western canon is like slipping back in time and having a tête-à-tête with its greatest writers.  In this course, aimed at both beginning and intermediate writers interested in short stories, novellas or the novel, we will use lectures and writing exercises to explore the literature of F. Scott Fitzgerald, and see what we can learn from the greats.