Creative Writing Programme

New Writing South is proud to be a key partner in the Creative Writing Programme, one of the leading creative writing programmes in the South East. Our venue, The Writers’ Place, is home to many of the programme’s annual courses.

These programmes offer you an opportunity to develop your writing skills on a practical course of study, designed to university-level standards. You will work closely with your tutor and a small group of other writers, and through the Creative Writing Programme website you will be able to keep in touch with your course, contact fellow writers and read summaries and notes from your seminar sessions. With years of experience of teaching creative writing and an extensive knowledge of the publishing world behind them, Creative Writing Programme tutors are professionally committed to helping you develop your potential as a writer.

It’s not just what you learn on the programme that will aid your development as a writer; you will also build up a network of friends and contacts that will sustain your writing in the future.  Many writers who have come through The Creative Writing Programme have had their work published, performed or broadcast.

You can read more about the Creative Writing Programme here

Please note that all Creative Writing Programme courses will go on sale in April 2020. In the meantime please take a look at individual course pages for information about course content, dates and fees.

Terms and Conditions for all courses on the Creative Writing Programme

 

Writing Poetry – Brighton

25 September 2020 - 28 May 2021
The Writers' Place, Brighton

This course will look at a range of poetic techniques such as compression, imagery, texture, line breaks, traditional forms, rhyme and metre. Throughout the course we will consider the value of poetry in the contemporary world and our relationships with it.
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Creative Writing Programme – Brighton

28 September 2020 - 24 May 2021
The Writers' Place, Brighton

The Creative Writing Programme has been carefully designed to develop your understanding of the craft of writing, to provide you with the support and structure you need to push your skills to another level and to complete a planned writing project.
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Creative Writing – Brighton (Year 2)

28 September 2020 - 24 May 2021
The Writers' Place, Brighton

In the second year the focus will shift from short scenes to longer narratives: you will develop your understanding of plot, story structure and the ‘world of the story’; explore the complex relationship between characters, narrators and readers; discover the importance of theme, conflict and dramatic tension and gain further insights into language, technique and style.
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Creative Writing Programme – Hastings

29 September 2020 - 18 May 2021
East Sussex College, Hastings

The Creative Writing Programme has been carefully designed to develop your understanding of the craft of writing, to provide you with the support and structure you need to push your skills to another level and to complete a planned writing project.
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Creative Non-Fiction Brighton

29 September 2020 - 18 May 2021
The Writers' Place, Brighton

The aim of the programme is to help you understand how to write compelling narrative that will draw your reader into the world you have created in your writing, to have a good working understanding of the different forms of life writing and to be familiar and comfortable with the ethical and personal considerations at the heart of this genre.
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Creative Non-Fiction Programme, Brighton (Year 2)

29 September 2020 - 18 May 2021
The Writers' Place, Brighton

For writers who want to write a memoir, autobiography or collection of short stories based on true events or create a piece of imaginative life writing. This is the second year of a two-year course.
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