Face-to-face courses

For those of you who don’t know, I also co-run Creative Writing the Artist’s Way. We offer distance-learning creative writing courses and now, face-to-face courses in Manchester and surrounding areas.

The difference with our courses (we think) is that we approach teaching creative writing in a different way to teaching Creative Writing. See Andrew Cowie’s enlightening comments on this for more info.

The point is, we really care about the development of our particular writers and how that productivity and creativity can be realised. To do this, a lot of the exercises we do are nothing to do with writing. Strange, yes. Useful, hopefully. They have been to us! Learning creative writing within an institution / UG/PG framework can be stifling. It can be liberating and wonderful, but it does have its own particular requirements and outcomes.

Our courses are underpinned with understanding gained from Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. However, they also combine our own unique experience as university lecturers and writers within the academy. (A curious bunch!) We also work outside of universities, within the community and with adult learners. Developing with us is not like studying. It requires the same vigour, but our goal is in line with your goals as writers, whatever stage in your career.

We’ve been asked quite a lot if we do face-to-face courses and decided it was time to take that leap. So, if you are in or near Manchester and would appreciate one-to-one or group tuition, please have a look at our website. You can also follow us on Twitter.



Individuals: £20 per hour.

Groups (up to 10): £50 per 4 week intensive course

(2.5 hour sessions: Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced)

NB. We can tailor-make courses around you and your group. Whatever your specific requirements, do get in touch.


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