Creative Writing Courses

Quinnipiac University?– Emmy Award-winning writer and producer Alan Zweibel will lead a summer workshop on writing and producing situation comedies from July 25-29. Zweibel, one of the original writers of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” also co-created the innovative series, “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show,” and has written for numerous television programs, including “Monk,” and served as consulting producer on “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” He will teach workshop participants how to write, rehearse, shoot and edit an original, professionally produced situation comedy. The workshop will take place in the Ed McMahon Mass Communications Center, which has an all-digital, high-definition television studio. Those interested in writing, producing and acting for television are encouraged to attend.

The program is being conducted by Michael Calia, director of the Ed McMahon Mass Communications Center. For more information, please contact Calia at 203-582-3414 or e-mail

The New School Screenwriting?– Students can take screenwriting courses toward a Certificate in Screenwriting, for undergraduate credit, or on a non-credit basis. Upon completing the core sequence of screenwriting courses, students have a comprehensive grounding in story, character, theme, action, visuals, and dialogue, as they have been carefully guided through the entire screenplay writing process.

The Rena’s Promise International Creative Writing Camp:?Created to further the vision of Holocaust survivor Rena Kornreich Gelissen and in honor of her memory, Rena’s promise is a promise to create a more ecumenical world unhindered by prejudice, racism or hatred by bringing young people together from all walks of life and providing them with a place to develop the cultural and creative voices of Generation NEXT. This one week intensive writing program is for young people between the ages of 14-17, who want to explore their own unique gifts as writers by working with professional writers. The camp will be held July 2-8, 2011 in Shelter Island, New York.


Write on Holiday:?Diane and Dave would like to invite you to join them in their villa in the sun for a week’s writing holiday shared with a choice of top class, top-named, vastly experienced writers. How would you like to spend a week’s writing holiday with Willy Russell, Kay Mellor, Julia Darling, Stella Duffy, Jackie Kay or Ken Blakeson? The courses are aimed at those interested in starting to write, writers with some experience, and writers who would like to write full time and earn a living from it.

Online Writing Workshop:?Finally, a writing workshop that focuses on character. AllLearn, a nonprofit venture between Oxford, Stanford and Yale Universities, is offering a new online course: Writing Characters, Writing Portraits. This hands-on writing workshop taught by Yale Professor Don Barkin provides students with the opportunity to sharpen their powers of observation and breathe life into their characters. More details can be found on site, or by contacting Rona Behar at?

Erotic Creative Writing Course:?Wade erotic provide distance learning erotic writing course, with full tutor support. One module is written by guest lecturer Mitzi Szereto.

Vasto Writers & Artists Retreat:?22-29 August 2004. The Vasto Writers & Artists Retreat is dedicated to supporting artists and writers wishing to break free of the distractions of everyday life to draw inspiration, to ponder, meditate, or talk shop; to write, play, paint and develop ideas; to set goals, broaden their horizons, and advance the understanding of the art of writing and the visual arts in a warm and supportive atmosphere. Our focus is on fiction, but we are especially sensitive to our guests’ own aspirations and ultimate goal: enhancing one’s skill, deepening one’s sense of writing as a vocation. The retreat is open to artists and writers of all genres, all ages, and all levels of experience. The only requirement is an unceasing desire to write, to art and to improve one’s skills. Email: or

City University:?Certificate in Novel Writing course. This certificate course offers a unique opportunity to work extensively on a novel, from the earliest stages through to revising and editing. Students work with both tutors and students, in one-to-one and group sessions. With visits from an established writer, a literary agent and a publisher, the course has strong links with the publishing industry.For further details or info, please write. Email: or

Creative writing courses in the New Forest:?from Kathryn Haig. If you have harboured a desire to write a book, and are looking for a creative writing course in England, then what better place to choose for your tuition than the New Forest. All our courses take place in a tranquil and inspiring thatched cottage, set right in the heart of the New Forest with its rich scenery and wildlife and only 3 miles from the Solent coastline. Whatever your level, Write In The Forest can help you to improve your novel writing skills. Maybe you are taking your first steps, or perhaps you wish to move on to writing full length fiction. Tuition and coaching in professional writing techniques is provided by successful author Kathryn Haig, who has published five books, the latest being “A Time to Dance”, which achieved 5-star review status on the popular Amazon website.

Sicily – Creative Writing Holidays:?in a glorious beachside writer’s haven, with London-published novelist. Outdoor morning workshops held in a relaxed ambience, ideal for those at the earlier stages of the novel-writing process. Traditional Sicilian self-catering accomodation, in olive/citrus gardens with access to the beach. Courses run on all Saturdays from April to June for a week/fortnight, but long weekends are also an option. Transfers to and from Palermo airport on Sat only. Ryanair offer return fares direct to Palermo for as little as £60.00. leave a message at 0039 3331227753.

Highgreen Arts:?Writing courses, holidays and workshops at Highgreen Arts, Nr. Hexham, Northumberland. Contact: William and Cynthia Morrison-Bell, 28 Batoum Gardens, London W6 7QD. Tel: 020 7602 1363. Email:?

Erotic Writing Words Of Fire On Kythira With Mitzi Szereto:?Human passion has always been at the core of good writing – something the ancient Greeks knew well. In this residential course Mitzi Szereto offers her own perspective on powerful writing, whether it be about love, hate, jealousy or desire. And what better place to write than Aphrodite’s island? Dates: Sept. 5 to Sept. 11, 2004. Place: Kythira Island. Course fee: £175, €245,$ 245. Email:? Phone: 44 (0)1202-395425. how to combine your creativity with hard-hitting marketing and copywriting principles to become more successful at attracting new clients, selling products and services and boosting business. Sign up for FREE monthly tips.

The Write Coach:?Individual coaching and workshops to build confidence, increase motivation, release blocks, increase creativity and assist writers to become more successful. Free competitions, free e-zine and one free coaching session available to writers.

EROTIC WRITING WORDS OF FIRE ON KYTHIRA WITH MITZI SZERETO:?Human passion has always been at the core of good writing – something the ancient Greeks knew well. In this residential course Mitzi Szereto offers her own perspective on powerful writing, whether it be about love, hate, jealousy or desire. And what better place to write than Aphrodite’s island? Dates: Sept. 5 to Sept. 11, 2004. Place: Kythira Island. Course fee: £175, €245,$ 245. Email:? Phone: 44 (0)1202-395425.

Rocky Mountain Chapter/Sisters in Crime (RMC/SinC):?The 9th Annual Flatirons Blunt Instrument Workshop. Theme: Plot, Pitch & Promote. Saturday, June 12th, 2004. Boulder, Colorado. The all-day workshop will delve into mystery plotting basics and tools; techniques for getting the attention of literary agents, author managers and publishers; and how to become a mystery marketing maven or maestro as you work elbow to elbow with agents and publishers to promote your work.

Centauri Arts:?international arts retreat in Ontario, Canada. We offer CREATIVE WRITING courses throughout the summer – taught by top Canadian professionals – including: short fiction, creative non-fiction, writing for children, starting to write, long fiction and poetry. Our courses are each one week long, and participants live in at our beautiful rural retreat, which is located one hour North of Toronto.

Write Here in France:?Residential Creative Writing Courses in the Aveyron. To inspire Beginners and established Writers alike. Come to one of our five-day or long weekend residential creative writing courses in South West France. Flex your writing muscles. We guarantee that you’ll end your course at Write here in France with new direction and more zip and pep in your work. Weeks are on half board basis. The weekend courses are full board. For further information, including seminar dates, please visit the website or email? phone: +33 5 65 99 76 45.

trAce Online Writing School creative writing courses for all levels. Participate in “virtual” writing workshops with people from around the world. No specialist IT knowledge required. Check web site for course details and dates.

Loutro, Crete:?Poetry and Writing Courses are held every May and September in the spectacular mountain and sea setting of Loutro in South West Crete Organised by the Arts & Travel organisation, World Spirit, Course Leaders rotate from amongst a group of 10-12 writers.

Emerson College:?runs several creative writing courses under the name Language Alive, and poetry courses. The courses are carried by Paul Matthews, whose publications include ‘Sing me the Creation’ (Hawthorn Press) and the Ground that Love Seeks (Five Season Press).

Step-by-Step to Writing a Novel:?Valerie Blumenthal, successful novelist, runs workshops on a one-to-one basis, or for groups, from her lovely thatched cottage near Thame, Oxfordshire. From plot development to characterisation, all the important elements of fiction writing are covered according to your needs or work-in-progress. Spend a day – or come and stay for the weekend. All levels welcome.

For further information please email Valerie at:?


Creative Novel Writing:?Roselle Angwin runs a year-round programme, which ranges from retreats on the Isle of Iona to a nine-month novel writing course (based on her book CREATIVE NOVEL WRITING, [Robert Hale, 1999, 2002]) which was featured in The Guardian – and many more. Roselle is an author and poet, and Director of the Fire in the Head creative writing programme.

Open Writing Workshops:?The Fifth Annual Open Writing Workshops – are open to the public and designed for fiction writers and poets of all levels of experience. Writers in the workshops share their work in a professional studio setting and receive commentary on works in progress from nationally published writers. This year the workshops are offered in conjunction with the WINTER WHEAT conference on creative writing. For more information, contact Mary McGowan: tel. 419-372-8370 or e-mail:?

International Summer Courses
Centre for Continuing Education
University of Edinburgh
Creative writing: consists of 3-week long units.
University of Edinburgh, 11 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh, EH8 9LW

Manchester University
MA Novel Writing. A one year full time course with a further one year to complete the write up.
Tel: 0161 2752000

London School of Journalism
Correspondence courses with an individual and personal approach – Options in Writing for Children.
22 Upbrook Mews, London.
Tel: 020 7706 3790

Lancaster University Summer Studies
Performance writing, and creating writing.
Dept of Continuing Education
Lonsdale College, Lancaster University LA1 4YN
Tel: 01524 592623

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