Creative Writing - Introduction

Creative Writing - Introduction

This is a creative writing course which provides a supportive environment for new writers of primarily prose fiction, whether you are just starting out or already have some experience. It encourages you to express yourself creatively. Our life experience determines our creative imagination, so everyone has fascinating stories to tell.   The course covers writing in class, and home writing. Each week those writers, who would like to, will share their work with the group, and receive feedback. Looking at other people's work is extremely helpful in understanding how we can make improvements, and along with discussing practical strategies for creating a narrative, we hope to inspire you with the confidence to move on with your writing.  

Learning Outcomes

· By the end of the course, you will have been given the opportunity to:   ·Develop your skills as a writer ·Share your work with other writers in a creative and supportive environment ·Consider setting, characterisation, point of view, plotting and dialogue, with a brief introduction to script writing, poetry and life writing ·Become a better critic of your work and that of others ·Consider setting, characterisation, point of view, plotting and dialogue, with a brief introduction to script writing, poetry and life writing.  

Your Tutor

Miranda Landgraf Miranda Landgraf teaches at the Faber Academy in London, and at the University of Cambridge's ICE.  She is also a writing mentor for the writer's development agency, Spread the Word.  Writing prose, both the short form and the novel, she is interested in all narratives, from scripts to autobiography, and is happy to be led by the interests of the class.  Her Book of Untruths was published by Faber & Faber in June 2017.  Writing under the name of Doyle it is a collection of all the worst lies told to her and the worst she has told.    Her website is available here:    


Tuition fees: £120.00
Materials Costs: £0.00
Total Cost: £120.00


No. of sessions: 9

Day Date Times
Wed 03/05/2017 19:00-21:00
Wed 10/05/2017 19:00-21:00
Wed 17/05/2017 19:00-21:00
Wed 24/05/2017 19:00-21:00
Wed 07/06/2017 19:00-21:00
Wed 14/06/2017 19:00-21:00
Thu 22/06/2017 19:00-21:00
Wed 05/07/2017 19:00-21:00
Wed 12/07/2017 19:00-21:00
Wed 19/07/2017 19:00-21:00

Your next step

Click here to Enrol Online Pay by credit or debit card over the telephone. Please call the Adult Education Office on 01223 278002 Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 4pm during term time and Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm out of term time.

Pay by cheque, made payable to Hills Road Sixth Form College. Please send you cheque together with a completed enrolment form, which you can find by clicking on ‘How to Enrol’ on the left hand side, to the Adult Education Office, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PE. Please enclose a SAE if you require a receipt.

Please note full refunds can only be made if a class is cancelled or closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment no less than two weeks before the course starts.