Live Creative Writing Courses & Other Events

Adverts placed in order of date scheduled. Please scroll down to see all relevant ads.

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October Offer

A writing surgery with Linda Cleary is offered with 8 places at the price of £25 per place.

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What is a writing surgery?

It is the opportunity to send in a piece of your own work by email and get my feedback and any edits or suggestions sent back.

You then get further exposure and review of your work in a live circle of up to 7 other writers as well as hearing their work.

So, to be clear, for £25 you receive 1 hour individual editing, review and critique of your own work PLUS participation in a 3 hr writing surgery with up to 7 other writers – where you will receive further individual attention on your piece as well as listen to the work of others.

 

What is the word count I can send in?

If it is prose – then you can send in up to 1000 words. This may be a complete work or an excerpt from a longer work.

If it is poetry then you can send a couple of poems but the total amount of words of the entire poetry submission must not exceed 500 lines.

You are receiving 1 hour of individual attention to your work for this part of the process.

Why is the word count less for poetry?

Because poetry demands more in terms of reading and reviewing it.

I want to be part of it – what do I do now?

You must first book your place and pay the £25.

You then email the piece you wish to submit for review (you must be sure of this piece because once I start the process of reviewing it I cannot then look over a different piece if you change your mind about the submission). Pieces to be emailed ideally before the live session – otherwise it is possible for you to choose to use after the session to email your work.

The live session is then on Saturday 21st October 10.30am to 1.30pm (includes a tea break) at Hypatia House, 54 Chapel St, Penzance, Penzance. You must bring printed copies of your work for each person – I will advise you before the session as to how many copies to bring.

OK! So how do I book my place?

There are only 8 places – so in the first instance email me to say you wish to book a place. If there is a place available I will email you and let you know and I will also then send details of how to make your payment of £25. On receipt of the payment I will then confirm your place as booked and you can then proceed with emailing me your work.

Sign me up!

Cool! Email me :) at: freewriterscentre@gmail.com

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Spectacular Bridges & Fabulous Beings

a Creative Writing workshop

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as part of

The Little Death Festival

at Mudita House, 43 Morrab Rd, Penzance

Monday 30th October 2017

2pm to 4.30pm

(includes a tea break)

A creative writing workshop with Linda Cleary following from the theme of writing, in prose or poetry, your own bridge between the worlds and a fabulous being that travels across it.

During the workshop you will do various creative writing techniques and exercises culminating in several pieces of writing stemming from the theme.

Price £15

Please register in advance (15 places only) by:

email: freewriterscentre@gmail.com

mobile (text or voicemail): 07507550764

Linda Cleary is a writer and tutor who has been delivering courses since 1991. She is also the Literary Arts Coordinator for Hypatia Trust.

www.freewriterscentre.org

www.hypatia-trust.org.uk

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Advanced Creative Writing Course
with Linda Cleary

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10 hour course in Advanced Creative Writing
4 sessions of 2 ½ hours each
(Saturdays 10.30am to 1pm) starting Saturday 9th September

at

Hypatia House, Penzance

Places limited to 10 people

Only £70

due to part funding by Hypatia Trust

Course outline
An intense 4 session course with further creative writing writing exercises and discussion

to strengthen description, atmosphere and imagery.

We work on several key topics each week such as contemporising/retelling myth,

symbolism, surrealism, writing creative non fiction/strengthening editing skills by working on review and critique as well as discussion and individual work.

The course requires a creative aptitude, proven skills, commitment to producing assignments and to joining in group discussion.

Here is a small video to introduce the Advanced Creative Writing Course

Many thanks

Linda Cleary

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Creative  Writing  Course

with Linda Cleary

at Hypatia House, Penzance

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4 x Saturdays

12th August, 19th August, 26th August and 2nd September

from 10.30am to 12.30pm

This 4 session Creative Writing course looks at various fiction techniques and exercises to open up and improve writing skills, work with metaphor and imagery, create texts and narratives to given themes and word counts as well as free writing.

The course is designed that people of varying writing experience can participate.

A short intro video about the course is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nqFUGVu2F4

Price £55

Only 10 places available. Please register in advance by:

email: freewriterscentre@gmail.com or mobile (text): 07507550764

part funded by Hypatia Trust www.hypatia-trust.org.uk

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Short Story Course

with Linda Cleary

Price £55

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at Hypatia House, 54 Chapel St, Penzance, TR18 4AE

4 x Saturdays

1st , 8th (off 15th) and 22nd, 29th July

from 10.30am to 12.30pm

 

Here is a small video to introduce the Short Story course

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbmYsO3atQc

This course focuses on

work on character, voice, atmosphere, plot, building story

and creative writing expansion techniques.

We also read published short stories for discussion and understanding format,

focusing on the necessary elements for each student to produce a final draft

of a 1000 word narrative.

To register

email: freewriterscentre@gmail.com

mobile (text): 07507550764

Linda Cleary is a writer and tutor who has been delivering courses since 1991.

She is also the Literary Arts Coordinator for Hypatia Trust who have part funded this course.

http://hypatia-trust.org.uk/

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Hypatia: HerStory

explored through creative writing

with Linda Cleary

Hypatia foto

Saturdays

starting 13th May from 10.30am to 1.30pm

(then 20th and 27th May, (off 3rd June) and end session 10th June)

This course explores Hypatia, the woman, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher. We will work principally on perspective of narrative – building in research and division of story ie point of view. This course is for those with previous writing experience and who have an ability for self motivation and self direction as various tasks in the the course require research and discussion.

Price £70

10 places only. Please register in advance by:

email: freewriterscentre@gmail.com

mobile (text): 07507550764

Linda Cleary is a writer and tutor who has been delivering courses since 1991. She is also the Literary Arts Coordinator for Hypatia Trust who are part funding this course.

www.freewriterscentre.org

www.hypatia-trust.org.uk

at Hypatia House, 54 Chapel St, Penzance, TR18 4AE

Side entrance (by Custom House) of the Regent Basement

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Creative  Writing  Course

with Linda Cleary

at Hypatia House, Penzance

book butterflies

starting 18th March

10.30am to 12.30pm

Saturdays 18th and 25th March, 1st April (off 8th April) then end day 15th April

This 4 session Creative Writing course looks at various fiction techniques and exercises to open up and improve writing skills, work with metaphor and imagery, create texts and narratives to given themes and word counts as well as free writing.

The course is designed that people of varying writing experience can participate.

A short intro video about the course is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nqFUGVu2F4

Price £50

Only 10 places available. Please register in advance by:

email: freewriterscentre@gmail.com or mobile (text): 07507550764

part funded by Hypatia Trust www.hypatia-trust.org.uk

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Short Story Course

with Linda Cleary

Price £50

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at Hypatia House, 54 Chapel St, Penzance, TR18 4AE

once a week on Saturdays for 4 weeks (8 hr course)

starting 18th February to 11th March 2017

from 10.30am to 12.30pm

 

Here is a small video to introduce the Short Story course

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbmYsO3atQc

This course focuses on

work on character, voice, atmosphere, plot, building story

and creative writing expansion techniques.

We also read published short stories for discussion and understanding format,

focusing on the necessary elements for each student to produce a final draft

of a 1000 word narrative.

To register

email: freewriterscentre@gmail.com

mobile (text): 07507550764

Linda Cleary is a writer and tutor who has been delivering courses since 1991.

She is also the Literary Arts Coordinator for Hypatia Trust who have part funded this course.

http://hypatia-trust.org.uk/

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Creative  Writing  Course

with Linda Cleary

at Hypatia House, Penzance

writing butterfly

starting 14th January

10.30am to 12.30pm

(Saturdays 14th, 21st, 28th Jan and 4th Feb)

This 4 session Creative Writing course looks at various fiction techniques and exercises to open up and improve writing skills, work with metaphor and imagery, create texts and narratives to given themes and word counts as well as free writing.

The course is designed that people of varying writing experience can participate.

A short intro video about the course is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nqFUGVu2F4

Price £50

Only 8 places available. Please register in advance by:

email: freewriterscentre@gmail.com or mobile (text): 07507550764

part funded by Hypatia Trust www.hypatia-trust.org.uk

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The November Swan

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a Literary & Arts Salon

hosted by Linda Cleary

Tuesday 8th November 7pm to 9pm

at Barton Books

45 Causeway Head

Penzance, TR18 2SS

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Free entrance. Soft drinks and wine available. And lots of books!

All writers and artists welcome

bring some work or ideas to share – please keep your presentation to approx. 5 mins

Brought to you by www.freewriterscentre.org

in collaboration with www.bartonbooks.co.uk

Email: freewriterscentre@gmail.com

 

 

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Being Before Becoming

a creative writing workshop

tree-of-life

as part of

The Little Death Festival

at Mudita House, Penzance

31st October 2016 – 10.30am to 12.30pm

A 2 hour creative writing workshop with Linda Cleary springboarding from the theme of answering this question: What was I before I became?

The inspiration for this subject was taken from listening to an interview with the writer Jenni Diski who died in April 2016. Knowing her cancer was terminal she found comfort in thinking how we cannot remember before our birth and so with death we shall go again into the unknown – and it will not be for the first time. ‘Not-being’ as she termed it.

During the workshop you will do various creative writing techniques and exercises culminating in a piece of writing stemming from the theme.

Price £15

Please register in advance by:

email: freewriterscentre@gmail.com

mobile (text): 07507550764

Linda Cleary is a writer and tutor who has been delivering courses since 1991. She is also the Literary Arts Coordinator for Hypatia Trust.

www.freewriterscentre.org

www.hypatia-trust.org.uk

 

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Short Story Course

with Linda Cleary

Price £45

carol-robinson-write-your-own-story

at Morrab Library

http://morrablibrary.org.uk/

Morrab Gardens

Penzance, Cornwall

once a week on Saturdays for 4 weeks (8 hr course)

starting 22nd October to 12th November 2016

from 10.30am to 12.30pm

 

Here is a small video to introduce the Short Story course

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbmYsO3atQc

This course focuses on

work on character, voice, atmosphere, plot, building story

and creative writing expansion techniques.

We also read published short stories for discussion and understanding format,

focusing on the necessary elements for each student to produce a final draft

of a 1000 word narrative.

To register

email: freewriterscentre@gmail.com

mobile (text): 07507550764

Linda Cleary is a writer and tutor who has been delivering courses since 1991.

She is also the Literary Arts Coordinator for Hypatia Trust who have part funded this course.

http://www.freewriterscentre.org/

http://hypatia-trust.org.uk/

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Creative Writing Course

with Linda Cleary

in Penzance

writing butterfly

part funded by Hypatia Trust www.hypatia-trust.org.uk

At Morrab Library, Penzance

4 x Saturdays starting 17th September from 10.30am to 12.30pm

(Saturdays 17th, 24th Sept & 1st, 8th October)

This 4 session Creative Writing course looks at various fiction techniques and exercises to open up and improve writing skills, work with metaphor and imagery, create texts and narratives to given themes and word counts as well as free writing.

The course is designed that people of varying writing experience can participate.

A short intro video about the course is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nqFUGVu2F4

Price £45

Please register in advance by:

email: freewriterscentre@gmail.com or mobile (text): 07507550764

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Dreams & Writing Course

with Linda Cleary

at Mudita House, Penzance

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4 x Thursdays starting 15th September from 6.30pm to 9pm

(Thursdays 15th, 22nd, 29th Sept & 6th Oct )

This is an intensive 4 session Creative Writing course looking at how to use the alchemy of our own dream tapestry to weave into our creative writing. We can use our dreams to work on theme, characters and archetypes, dramatic structure and plot. We also look at how Jung dealt with dreams and drama and Dreamtime totems and the dreaming of landscape.

And though we seem to be sleeping, there is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream, and that will eventually startle us back to the Truth of who we are.
Rumi


 

A brief video introduction about the course can be viewed here:

 

http://youtu.be/LXNOygzpuQE


Price £70

price includes 10 hr group tuition and individual review of all homework assignments

Please register in advance by:

email: freewriterscentre@gmail.com

mobile (text): 07507550764

Linda Cleary is a writer and tutor who has been delivering courses since 1991. She is also the Literary Arts Coordinator for Hypatia Trust.

www.freewriterscentre.org


 

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Literary & Art Salon

 

Salon BonBon

 

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a Literary & Arts Salon


hosted by Linda Cleary

Wednesday 3rd August from 7.30pm

in the Georgian lounge upstairs at the Union Hotel

Chapel St, Penzance

Free entrance


 

All writers and creative artists welcome

 

bring some work or ideas to share


A monthly event brought to you by www.freewriterscentre.org

supported by The Hypatia Trust http://hypatia-trust.org.uk/

at http://www.unionhotel.co.uk/

Email: freewriterscentre@gmail.com

 

 

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Short Story Course

with Linda Cleary

Price £45

carol-robinson-write-your-own-story

at Morrab Library

http://morrablibrary.org.uk/

Morrab Gardens

Penzance, Cornwall

once a week on Saturdays for 4 weeks (8 hr course)

starting 13th August to 3rd September 2016

from 10.30am to 12.30pm

 

Here is a small video to introduce the Short Story course

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbmYsO3atQc

This course focuses on

work on character, voice, atmosphere, plot, building story

and creative writing expansion techniques.

We also read published short stories for discussion and understanding format,

focusing on the necessary elements for each student to produce a final draft

of a 1000 word narrative.

To register

email: freewriterscentre@gmail.com

mobile (text): 07507550764

Linda Cleary is a writer and tutor who has been delivering courses since 1991.

She is also the Literary Arts Coordinator for Hypatia Trust who have part funded this course.

http://www.freewriterscentre.org/

http://hypatia-trust.org.uk/

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Salon des Fleurs

Comerre_Leon_Francois_Portrait_Of_The_Ballerina_Rosita_Mauria Literary & Arts Salon

hosted by Linda Cleary

Wednesday 6th July from 7.30pm

in the Georgian lounge upstairs at the Union Hotel

Chapel St, Penzance

Free entrance

All writers and creative artists welcome

bring some work or ideas to share

 

A monthly event brought to you by www.freewriterscentre.org

supported by The Hypatia Trust http://hypatia-trust.org.uk/

at http://www.unionhotel.co.uk/

Email: freewriterscentre@gmail.com

 

 

 

Live Creative Writing Courses

 

Creative Writing Course

with Linda Cleary

in Penzance

book butterflies

part funded by Hypatia Trust www.hypatia-trust.org.uk

At Morrab Library, Penzance

4 x Saturdays starting 2nd July from 10.30am to 12.30pm

(Saturdays 2nd, 9th, 23rd and 30th July)

This 4 session Creative Writing course looks at various fiction techniques and exercises to open up and improve writing skills, work with metaphor and imagery, create texts and narratives to given themes and word counts as well as free writing.

The course is designed that people of varying writing experience can participate.

A short intro video about the course is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nqFUGVu2F4

Price £45

Please register in advance by:

email: freewriterscentre@gmail.com or mobile (text): 07507550764

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Literary & Art Salon

Salon Dijon

Nouveau

a Literary & Arts Salon

hosted by Linda Cleary

Wednesday 8th June from 7.30pm

in the Georgian lounge upstairs at the Union Hotel

Chapel St, Penzance

Free entrance

All writers and creative artists welcome

bring some work or ideas to share

 

A monthly event brought to you by www.freewriterscentre.org

supported by The Hypatia Trust http://hypatia-trust.org.uk/

at http://www.unionhotel.co.uk/

Email: freewriterscentre@gmail.com

 

 

Literary & Art Salon

All hail a Literary & Art Salon is starting in Penzance. It will be a free monthly event and take place in the beautiful, authentic Georgian lounge upstairs at the Union Hotel. All writers and other creative artists welcome.

Put this in your diary:

 

Salon Dijon

a Literary & Artists Salon

hosted by Linda Cleary

7.30pm onwards

Wednesday 8th June

Entry free

in the Georgian Room at The Union Hotel

http://www.unionhotel.co.uk/

More details soon!

 

Union lounge

 

 

Live Creative Writing Courses

Creative Writing Course

with Linda Cleary

in Penzance

book butterflies

part funded by Hypatia Trust www.hypatia-trust.org.uk

At Morrab Library, Penzance

4 x Saturday mornings

starting 30th April from 10.30am to 12.30pm (end: 21st May)

This 4 session Creative Writing course by www.freewriterscentre.org looks at various fiction techniques and exercises to open up and improve writing skills, work with metaphor and imagery, create texts and narratives to given themes and word counts as well as free writing.

The course is designed that people of varying writing experience can participate.

A short intro video about the course is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nqFUGVu2F4

Price £45

Please register in advance by:

email: freewriterscentre@gmail.com or mobile (text): 07507550764

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Short Story Course

with Linda Cleary

Price £45

carol-robinson-write-your-own-story

at Morrab Library

http://morrablibrary.org.uk/

Morrab Gardens

Penzance, Cornwall

once a week on Saturdays for 4 weeks (8 hr course)

starting 19th March to 16th April 2016

from 10.30am to 12.30pm

*Please note that due to the Easter holidays the library has informed me that they will be closed on Saturday 26th March – meaning that our session dates are thus:
Sat 19th March, Sat 2nd April, Sat 9th April and Sat 16th April.


Here is a small video to introduce the Short Story course

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbmYsO3atQc


This course focuses on

work on character, voice, atmosphere, plot, building story

and creative writing expansion techniques.

We also read published short stories for discussion and understanding format,

focusing on the necessary elements for each student to produce a final draft

of a 1000 word narrative.

To register

email: freewriterscentre@gmail.com

mobile (text): 07507550764

Linda Cleary is a writer and tutor who has been delivering courses since 1991.

She is also the Literary Arts Coordinator for Hypatia Trust who have part funded this course.

http://www.freewriterscentre.org/

http://hypatia-trust.org.uk/

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Creative Writing Course

with Linda Cleary

in Penzance

book butterflies

part funded by Hypatia Trust www.hypatia-trust.org.uk

At Morrab Library, Penzance on Saturday mornings

starting 13th February from 10.30am to 12.30pm (end: 5th March)

This 4 session Creative Writing course by www.freewriterscentre.org looks at various fiction techniques and exercises to open up and improve writing skills, work with metaphor and imagery, create texts and narratives to given themes and word counts as well as free writing.

The course is designed that people of varying writing experience can participate.

A short intro video about the course is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nqFUGVu2F4

Price £45

Please register in advance by:

email: freewriterscentre@gmail.com or mobile (text): 07507550764

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Short Story Course

with Linda Cleary

Price £40

carol-robinson-write-your-own-story

at Morrab Library

http://morrablibrary.org.uk/

Morrab Gardens

Penzance, Cornwall

once a week on Saturdays for 4 weeks (8 hr course)

starting 9th Jan – 30th Jan 2016

from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Here is a small video to introduce the Short Story course

About the Course

This course focuses on work on character, voice, atmosphere, plot, building story and creative writing expansion techniques.  We also read published short stories for discussion and understanding format, focusing on the necessary elements for each student to produce a final draft of a 1000 word narrative.

To register:

email: freewriterscentre@gmail.com

mobile (text): 07507550764

Linda Cleary is a writer and tutor who has been delivering courses since 1991.  She is also the Literary Arts Coordinator for Hypatia Trust who have part funded this course.

http://www.freewriterscentre.org/

http://hypatia-trust.org.uk/

 

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Creative Writing Course
with Linda Cleary

once a week on Saturdays starting 21st November (end: 12th Dec)
from 10.30am to 12.30pm
for 4 weeks (8 hr course)
at Morrab Library http://morrablibrary.org.uk/
Morrab Gardens
Penzance, Cornwall

morrab library

The Creative Writing course acts as an extended masterclass looking at various techniques and exercises to open up and improve writing skills, work with metaphor and imagery, create texts and narratives to given themes and word counts as well as free writing.

There is no criteria other than a willingness to open up one’s writing; the course is designed that people of varying writing experience can participate and each draw their individual benefits.

A short intro video about the course is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nqFUGVu2F4

Price £40

Limited number – please register in advance by contacting me in the first instance by email or mobile:

email: freewriterscentre@gmail.com
mobile (text): 07507550764

Linda Cleary is a writer and tutor who has been delivering courses since 1991. She is also the Literary Arts Coordinator for Hypatia Trust who are part funding this course.

See both websites for more information:

http://www.freewriterscentre.org/
http://hypatia-trust.org.uk/

book butterflies

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OLD POSTS:
A NEW 3 day Creative Writing Holiday is being offered in Nuweiba, Egypt.
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Come be part of this inspiring trip in a beautiful beach lodge by the Red Sea – with 3 nights accommodation, all meals, daily writing classes and return transport to Cairo all included! All details via this link:
http://www.writerscentre.blogspot.com/2015/07/a-creative-writing-holiday-in-nuweiba.html

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The Advanced Creative Writing Course will begin Sunday 2nd August at Art Lounge, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt. Please see the following link for all details! And I look forward to welcoming you onto this course :)
http://writerscentre.blogspot.com/2015/07/advanced-creative-writing-course-at-art.html

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The Creative Writing courses
at Diwan Bookstore, Cairo, Egypt http://www.diwanegypt.com/ begin Monday 27th July at Diwan Zamalek and Saturday 1st August at Diwan Heliopolis.

Please check the poster below for all details and if wanting to join these courses then please register with Diwan in the bookstore you wish to take the course in.

CW July Aug

You can also view a short intro about the course here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nqFUGVu2F4

And remember – you can take ANY of my courses ANYTIME via the online option! Click on the Courses tab across the top for all details! :)

For All Other Live Events
Whilst we are in the process of transferring information over to this website please refer to my previous blog The Writers’ Centre for all details of previous courses, writing holidays and events and any other news that may not be yet contained here.

http://www.writerscentre.blogspot.com/

Merci :*