Arts & Creative Courses

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  • Residential poetry course, fully catered: Character Portraits – Escaping the Ego will focus upon constructing and depicting characters and personalities in poetry, using friends, family, lovers and strangers, objects and emotions, and most fundamentally, writing in the second and third person. This will inject verve and versatility into your writing, while sidestepping the inevitable trappings of purely autobiographical verse. Open to a...
    The Garsdale Retreat
    Garsdale
  • Art teaches us to look closely and broadens the scope of our writing practice. This 8-week course will prompt you to engage with art exhibitions in galleries and museums near you, and share stories, sketches, and experimental writing with other writers around the world. Every two weeks, you'll receive writing prompts and suggested activities to write your way around four different art exhibitions. Explore photographs, paintings, video installations, and abstract art as a rich resource fo...
    Writing Maps
  • Whether you're writing fiction or non-fiction, a novel, a memoir, a biography or a research-based book, this practical six-week online course will help you plot your book, create memorable characters, and focus on the elements of dramatic and multi-layered writing. The process of writing a book is also the process of working out how you want to write that particular book! Beyond the technical side of composing a book, there is the personal desire for a meaningful creative journey. This course...
    Writing Maps
  • Urban Writing Explorations: 14 September - 26 October, 2018, £160 This 6-week course will prompt you to venture out and create stories in your regular haunts as well as in unexpected places. Reinvigorate your creative practice through close observation and, through insightful feedback, gain a clearer sense of what makes your writing voice unique. Write Around Town is a practical and thought-provoking online writing course to deepen your understanding of place in both fiction and creative n...
    Writing Maps

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