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This autumn the Collage Writing Room is offering some exciting new courses with Creative Writing Foundation parts 1 & 2, and Write Into Childhood: Children’s & YA Course led by Waterstones Children’s Book Prize Winner, Sita Brahmachari – as well as established favourites and a chance to Meet a Literary Agent: Talk with Sara Langham of David Higham Associates (date TBC).

Visit the Collage Writing Room website or email Kate Pemberton on for more information. Courses are for six weeks starting in September and November, and cost £125.

Autumn 2021 courses in the online Collage Writing Room

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Finding the Poem: Sets 1 and 2 with Paul Lyalls

A course for anyone who wants to liberate their creativity and immerse themselves in the joy of language. Playful, fun, entertaining, enlightening – explore your word power! All levels welcome.

Set 1: Monday evenings, 6.30pm to 9pm. Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18.

Set 2: Monday evenings, 6.30pm to 9pm. Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6.

Life Writing and Memoir Rolling Workshop with Giovanna Iozzi

This course is designed for everyone – whether you are already life writing or are wanting to make a start. Giovanna tailors material for individuals within the group, so that there is a range of exercises and suggested reading, allowing complete beginners to work alongside more established life writers.

Workshop 1: Tuesday mornings, 10.30am-1pm; Sept 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19.

Workshop 2: Tuesday mornings, 10.30am-1pm. Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7.

NEW!! Creative Writing Foundation Parts 1 and 2 with Alison Chandler

Starting to write is so much easier with a support network. We’ve put together a Creative Writing Foundation course to help you explore the tools available to you as a writer, with space to discuss, practice and gain confidence.

Tuesday mornings, 10.30am to 1pm; Sept 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19.

Creative Writing Foundation Part 2

Builds on the fundamentals of storytelling, looking in more detail at ways to develop a sophisticated, full-length narrative.

Tuesday mornings, 10.30am to 1pm. Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7.

Prioritise Your Writing with Alison Chandler – Two Workshops

This workshop-based course is ideal if you want to make headway with your writing project whether a novel, a memoir, or a short story collection. Each session is tailored to participants’ specific goals.

Workshop 1: Wednesday mornings, 10.30am to 1pm; Sept 15, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20.

Workshop 2: Wednesday mornings, 10.30am to 1pm. Nov 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8.

NEW!! Write Into Childhood with Sita Brahmachari

Write into Childhood is a course for anyone who feels inspired to write a story for children. Over this six-week course Sita will share many techniques for writing stories for readers aged from five through to middle grade to Young Adults!

Tuesday evenings, 6.30pm-9pm; Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7.

Short Fiction Workshop with Kiare Ladner

Over six sessions, we’ll workshop your stories and flash fiction. We’re interested in how you can make your stories as powerful as possible. We’ll discuss what works, how it works and why it works. All levels welcome.

Wednesday evenings, 6.30pm-9pm. Nov 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8.

Meet the Agent! Talk with Sara Langham of David Higham Associates

During this friendly session Sara will speak about the role of a literary agent. She will discuss the submission process, how to prepare your work for submission and how to get it noticed by an agent. There will be the opportunity to introduce your own work and plenty of time for questions. £8 Date TBC.

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