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Our mission is to provide people with the skills, inspiration and community they need to be great writers. Write well and joyfully—that’s the goal.

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Events & Podcast Highlights

At the moment we’re covering very few events but feel free to check the Events Page 

In this master class, award-winning poet Megin Jiménez and Sarah Carriger discuss stocking the well of inspiration, finding the right place to submit your work, keeping writing fun and much more. read more

In this master class with Rebecca O’Connor, novelist, poet and editor of the literary magazine ‘The Moth’, we talked about her novel ‘He Is Mine and I Have No Other’ and the importance of setting, the challenges of capturing a teenage voice, the charms of the epistolary novel, the value of a good beta reader, some tips for those who’d like to see their work published in ‘The Moth’, and much more. read more

In this master class with Kristen Roupenian, we discussed her viral short story ‘Cat Person’ and a few others from her debut collection ‘You Know You Want This’. Some of the specific topics covered included using horror and fantastical elements in your writing, learning when to stop revising, and dealing with the negative voice in your head. read more

American author A.M. Homes gave a special Craft Talk for the students of the International Writers’ Collective.Homes is the author of seven novels, two short story collections and a memoir and she was a writer and producer on the Showtime series The L Word. read more

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Mini FAQ

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In Amsterdam most of our workshops are hosted by our partner Boekhandel van Rossum. Map
In The Hague we are at the In het Koorenhuis. Map

Our Core workshops meet once a week for 8 weeks, usually from 18:30 – 20:30.

We use the payment processor Mollie for direct bank payments and cards. It is possible to pay in instalments – contact us for details.

We think so, based on our own experience and that of our students. And science backs us up: exercising your imagination, connecting with like-minded people, and learning new things are all activities that have been shown to improve well-being.

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The International Writers’ Collective

We offer workshops, retreats and a vibrant international community for fiction writers and poets

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