Do it like Zadie Smith

6 tips for achieving Zadie Smith's no-nonsense, just-get-on-with-it approach to writingRead More

Profile PhotoKate Darnton19 December 2023

Writing tips from Jean Kwok

Award-winning author Jean Kwok shared some fantastic writing and publishing tips in the masterclass she gave for us in October …Read More

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Writing advice from John Grisham

We were lucky enough to hear best-selling author John Grisham speak when he visited Amsterdam in November 2019. Since he …Read More

Profile PhotoIWC Staff8 January 2020

Writing advice from Caoilinn Hughes

In July 2019, Irish writer Caoilinn Hughes gave a special master class with our instructor Karen Kao. Caoilinn is the …Read More

Profile PhotoSarah Carriger22 August 2019

Writing tips from Kristen Roupenian

In April 2019, Kristen Roupenian gave a special master class for our Amsterdam students (photos here). Kristen is the author …Read More

Profile PhotoSarah Carriger11 April 2019

Writing advice from Jennifer Clement

Award-winning novelist, poet, memoirist and PEN International president, Jennifer Clement gave a special master class for our students in January …Read More

Profile PhotoSarah Carriger20 February 2019

Writing advice from A.M. Homes

In April 2018 American author A.M. Homes gave a special craft talk for out students with loads of great writing …Read More

Profile PhotoSarah Carriger30 May 2018

Writing insights from Jennifer Egan

Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Jennifer Egan on harnessing the power of the subconscious, incorporating research into your fiction, writing a …Read More

Profile PhotoSarah Carriger12 March 2018

An evening with Colson Whitehead

Growing up, Colson Whitehead spent hours alone in his room reading comic books and sci-fi novels. ‘I was practically a …Read More

Profile PhotoSarah Carriger13 December 2017

Where do authors find inspiration?

So many amazing international authors visited Amsterdam and The Hague over the past few weeks: Nicole Krauss, Mohsin Hamid, Jeanette …Read More

Profile PhotoSarah Carriger26 September 2017

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