This Level I creative writing workshop runs for 8 weeks from 17 April to 5 June. It meets online with 1-hour chat sessions on Tuesdays from 20:00 – 21:00 CEST (UTC/GMT +2). Class size is usually 8-12 people.

A Level I workshop is a great place to start whether you’re just getting going or you’ve been writing for a while and would like more formal instruction. The focus is on giving you mastery over techniques fundamental to both fiction and poetry, supporting you in establishing a writing routine, and encouraging you to try new things and stretch your imagination.

During the 8 weeks you’ll learn how to:

  • Read like a writer, so you can see how your favourite authors and poets work their magic—it’s a skill that will serve you well throughout your writing life.
  • Construct a compelling narrator to tell your story.
  • Use elements of craft such as tone, mood, description, and action to reveal your characters and pull readers in and make them want more.
  • Give your fellow writers useful feedback.
  • Revise your own work—as any professional writer will tell you, writing well is all about revising well.

Each week you’ll be given a new exercise, which we’ll discuss during the live chat. If you can’t attend the chat, don’t worry—we’ll post transcripts so you don’t miss anything. You’ll upload your exercise by the following Sunday. Critiques are given in writing via our online platform before the next chat. To participate all you need is a computer and an internet connection.

Most writers take two to three Level I courses—each term is different—before moving on to Level II. If you have a degree in creative writing or have taken numerous technique-focused workshops, contact us and we’ll help you find the right level.

IMPORTANT INFO FOR STUDENTS OUTSIDE OF EUROPE: If you are located outside of the EU/EEA sales tax area, please click here to register for this course instead of using the button on the right.

OUR REFUND POLICY: If something comes up and you can’t take the course, let us know at least 24 hours before the first session (so we can offer your spot to someone else) and we’ll give you a complete refund. If you decide to drop out after the first session, let us know within three days, and you only pay for the first session—we’ll refund the rest. And if at any point in the term your circumstances change such that it’s impossible for you to complete the course, we can offer you a credit voucher based on the number of weeks remaining that you can apply to another course within a year.



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