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This three-month course is designed for new and apprentice fiction writers seeking inspiration and guidance. Playful, serious and fun, it proposes to query what writing is and why we do it. The course's aim is to encourage a writerly atmosphere and cultivate engagement with ideas and words....

Daljit Nagra

Structured and generative support for your poetry....

Helen Shipman

Everything you need to call yourself a writer – discipline, craft skills and a great group of people to work with – over eight intense weeks...

Sarah May

The comprehensive six-month novel-writing course for the serious writer – perhaps the sort of student who might consider an MA in creative writing but is unable to give up full-time work or family commitments to attend a university....

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