Courses on Writing

courses on writingCourses on writing, and workshops for the more advanced student, may help in several ways, in:

Getting you over the first hurdle, that of actually sitting down to write something, so overcoming the horror of the blank page.

Allowing you find and develop your particular gifts in a constructive and supportive atmosphere.

Teaching the basic skills of novel or play or poetry writing.

Helping you to read literature with greater relish and understanding.

Making like-minded friends.

Literature is a community, one where you can associate with others, and learn to craft your work more appealingly. If bulletin boards and local writing circles can't help, then consider a workshop. An Internet search will locate one near you, but these are some of the better-known writing courses/workshops.

Poetry Society of America. Poetry conferences, colonies and festivals: also publishers, MFA programs and journals.

Poetry Kit. Good roundup of the UK scene.

Preditors & Editors: Workshops. Very extensive listing of literary workshops.

Albany Poetry Workshop. Free workshop with a live forum.

Writers Bureau. Poetry writing courses: details posted to you.

Worldwide Learn. Online writing courses and tutorials.

Writers Online. Part of the Writers Digest network.

Writers Village. Extensive range of poetry courses.

Shaw Guides. Guide to over 1300 forthcoming conferences and workshops worldwide.

Arvon Foundation. Four day residential courses in UK countryside: fiction, poetry, short stories and plays.

Virtual Poetry Workshop. Online poetry workshop for student writers.

Zeugma. Workshop for serious poets to submit and critique work.

Cave Canem. Ten-week workshops for emerging African American writers.

Scholastic. Poetry workshops aimed at younger writers.

Teaching the Art of Poetry. Workshops aimed at middle school to university students.

Writers College. Eight week course for advanced poets.

Writers Village. Extensive range of poetry courses.

Shaw Guides. Guide to over 1300 forthcoming conferences and workshops worldwide.

Scholastic. Poetry workshops aimed at younger writers.

Teaching the Art of Poetry. Workshops aimed at middle school to university students.

The Novel Studio. Part of the City of London University.

Creative Writing. Courses at the long-established Open University (England).

Personal and Creative Writing. University of British Columbia.

Creative Writing. University of Toronto.

Online Creative Writing Courses. Writers' Workshop. Novels and screenplays.

A novel idea turns creative writing into an academic racket by Lisa Pryor. National Times. February 2010. A word of caution.

 

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