30 January 2019
Bookings are now open for the second residential Lucy Cavendish College Creative Writing Course (28 September to 3 October). The course can be booked as fully residential, providing the perfect opportunity for writers to boost their creativity, confidence, and writing skills.
The Creative Writing Course is open to all prose writers, regardless of experience (or gender). Writers will spend the week learning from published authors, fellow writers and industry experts, in a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere. Each day features a writing workshop, a talk by an author, editor or agent, and free time for writing – guiding writers towards publishing success. Writers will receive feedback on their work in group sessions and in one-to-ones with experts. The residential option includes en suite accommodation and food, including a three-course dinner and drinks reception on Saturday evening.
The course will be led by writer and teacher Miranda Doyle, and Jo Browning Wroe, a writer and Creative Writing Supervisor at Lucy Cavendish College. Guest speakers include authors Catherine Chanter (The Well, The Half Sister), Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott (Swan Song), Frances Maynard (The Seven Imperfect Rules of Elvira Carr) and Sara Collins (The Confessions of Frannie Langton, coming soon), as well as Nelle Andrew, literary agent at PFD, and Gillian Stern, editor and ghost writer. Like at our Fiction Prize Festival last week, each speaker offers their unique experience and perspective to aspiring writers.
Guests at the 2018 Creative Writing Course said:
“Great bunch of people, great tutors, great speakers and great food!”
“Sad to be leaving my student digs, but coming away full of inspiration and determination.”
“The week has been great for structure, focus and goals.”
“You realise what you can do!”
Lucy Cavendish College has a strong tradition of supporting and celebrating creative writers. Most notably, it hosts the prestigious Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize: respected in the publishing industry, and a catalyst for unpublished authors’ success. The College also hosted its first Fiction Prize Festival this year, which was a sell-out success.
Photos: from the 2018 Lucy Cavendish Creative Writing Course.