Advanced Writing Workshops

Enrolment for this course will open in spring 2019. Join the mailing list for updates.

Programme length
One year in monthly sessions

October 2019 – July 2020

The Writers’ Place, 9 Jew Street, Brighton BN1 1UT
Sussex Coast College, Station Approach, Hastings TN34 1BA

Entry requirements
Alumni of Creative Writing Programme, or writers who have completed an undergraduate or postgraduate programme of study in creative writing, or have had fiction published, or can show evidence that they have work in progress and that they are capable of working at this level. Writers will need to submit a 2000-word extract from work in progress (with a short synopsis where necessary), along with a covering letter that identifies relevant experience of working in writing groups, lists any publications and offers a brief outline of their writing project.

Programme Director
Dr Mark Slater

Course tutors
Catherine Smith, Umi Sinha, Sally O’Reilly

£350 per annum

Course Overview

Every month your group will meet to review work in progress and to discuss and explore aspects of writing technique and the creative process. Whilst these sessions will be organised by your writing tutor there will be opportunities for writers to suggest topics for discussion, present their own work or share practical exercises with the group should they so wish.

Whilst the focus will be clearly on critiquing and discussing work in progress there will also be the opportunity to address such issues as: managing the process of writing, research, publishing, creativity and the role and function of literature in society.

Between meetings, you will be able to share work and raise questions around writing technique with other writers in the group through the interactive webpage for the course on the Creative Writing Programme website.

Enrolment for this course will open in spring 2019. Join the mailing list for updates.


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1 October 2018 - 1 July 2020

£350 per annum

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