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This week will give you the tools to write engaging narrative non-fiction, turning history, memoir, biography or investigative reporting into a crafted story with structure. This is a form of writing that...more

Duration: 5 DAYS

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This is a practical course for enthusiastic songwriters committed to producing high-quality musical material and memorable lyrics. Writing one song a day at least, you will work on your own and with other...more

Duration: 5 DAYS

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Screenwriting is distilled storytelling. Our aim is to help you ask the right questions of your story in the right order, so as to raise the stakes and discover true depth of character. We focus on the...more

Duration: 5 DAYS

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A practical opportunity to think outside the box when creating theatre for young audiences in the 0–18 age range. We will help you explore a range of styles, approaches and inspirations used to craft work...more

Duration: 5 DAYS

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Explore the core elements of screenwriting for television through the unique lens of the writer–script executive relationship. Through a series of practical, hands-on sessions you will get to grips with...more

Duration: 5 DAYS

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How do we shape poems? How does a set of notes, observations or impressions become a poem? This week will look both to generate such notes and to realise their poetic potential. We will also look at the...more

Duration: 5 DAYS

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Together we’ll unpick the elements you’ll need to write stories for young audiences, from beginning readers to teens – and everything in between. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re fine-tuning your...more

Duration: 5 DAYS

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Stretch your body, relax your mind and tap into your most creative self. Yoga teacher Maria Kelly will help you get inspired with tried and tested yoga and meditation techniques. Work on your writing...more

Duration: 5 DAYS

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How do you determine which of your many memories can be shaped into a story? What techniques can you use to recall and weave family stories into a narrative, or, looking further back, choose the most...more

Duration: 5 DAYS

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This week is aimed at writers and theatre-makers who want to make work outside the traditional frames of reference of a ‘well-made play’. We will work on crafting theatrical experiences and developing live...more

Duration: 5 DAYS

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This week we will explore a wide variety of narrativebased techniques for telling vivid non-fiction stories, with particular focus on reportage and memoir. Through an exploration of structure, research,...more

Duration: 5 DAYS

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When you start writing poems, people start asking, ‘Where do you get your ideas from?’ This week will help you find some answers. Through a lively mix of exercises, discussions, games – and time to go off...more

Duration: 5 DAYS

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This is a week in which we will explore the many ways poetry can bring ideas, stories and emotions to fruition. Come prepared to write, to be open to techniques and approaches old and new, to be ready to...more

Duration: 5 DAYS

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Do you have a non-fiction subject you are burning to write about? Are you unsure how to turn it into a book, or what kind of book to write? This week will help you understand how to turn facts into...more

Duration: 5 DAYS

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William Carlos Williams said ‘No ideas but in things’. Considering this and the close relationship between the discursive and the numinous, we will look at how poets of the past and present have explored...more

Duration: 5 DAYS

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By breaking down the barriers between what is genre and what is literary we can create narratives that are both intelligent and exciting. In the company of two writers who have constantly celebrated and...more

Duration: 5 DAYS

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For those who want to experiment with how the story can be told through song and drama. We will cover setting the scene, assailing the heart, making the point and moving the plot along. Each evening there...more

Duration: 5 DAYS

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Knowing what to leave out is as important as what to leave in. For those interested in life-writing, memoir, travel or history writing, we will focus on creating an engaging narrative using real-life...more

Duration: 5 DAYS

No Qualification

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This week offers direction and specific guidance in the process of writing and revising poems. The emphasis is on developing both the imaginative force and the formal execution of your poetry in the...more

Duration: 5 DAYS

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Discovering what you want to write about and the best form for your voice is an important part of the writing process. Explore ways in which to tap into your own experience and environment to create...more

Duration: 5 DAYS

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