We believe everybody has the imagination to write great fiction or poetry.

At the International Writers’ Collective, we’ll give you the skills & community to do it.

What's special about our courses

Amazing Teachers

handpicked for their warmth, humour and insight, and they're masters at creating a relaxed, supportive atmosphere

Hands-on Approach

with exercises that help you tap into your imagination and teach you the techniques great writers & poets use to make their work shine

Lots of Interaction

you’ll get feedback from your teacher and fellow students on every assignment plus there’s a weekly live online session

International community

meet like-minded people from all over the world (we've had students from every continent except Antarctica). Find your tribe

What our students say

I’ve never managed to give writing a steady and credible role in my daily life and for the last decade or more I simply did not write. The courses have changed all that. I am writing all the time now, and am more and more at ease in feeding my daily experience through the internal wordmill and into my notebook for later.

John Carnegie

I am very impressed with the community feel the Collective offers, the quality of teaching, and the quality of the courses themselves. Also, the Collective is so positive, nurturing & optimistic. In the past, whenever I tried to write under other teachers, I did not feel supported so experiencing the Collective’s massive amount of support has been quite pleasantly surprising.  I truly feel the Collective could make a writer out of anybody.

Student, 2020

The International Writers’ Collective is more than just a workshop. It’s a community. A group of people of all ages, from all over the world, with different backgrounds and various professional occupations who have one thing in common: we want to write.

Nadia Schoenzwytt

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From our director

For many people, signing up for a course is their first step in making time for their writing, making time to exercise their imaginations, making time to feed their creative selves.

I’m so passionate about the International Writers’ Collective because I’ve seen the difference the courses make in people’s lives, not just in their writing but in things as fundamental as confidence, career and even identity.

Sarah Carriger

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You can look forward to a monthly update with workshop schedules, writer tips and interviews, publishing opportunities and, if you are local, invitations to our events and the lowdown on upcoming literary happenings in NL (C-19 permitting)