Short Course


Creative Writing for Fact or Fiction • Course 113
17 March - 28 April 2014 @ Helios Living Centre, London WC1, UK

Helios Living Centre
116 Judd Street
London WC1H 9PS
Date: Mondays, 17 March - 28 April 2014
Time: 6.30PM - 9.00PM

Level: Beginners to experienced writers

Tube: Kings Cross
Cost: £200 for 6 weeks' tuition. Drop in: £36 per session

THIS workshop has been devised to help you get your ideas and experiences down on the page. Material created during the course given can be used by novelists, short story writers, life-memoirists, playwrights or poets as an impetus for their work. If you have trouble creating new work, this course will help you to find stories in you that you didn't know were there.

This course will include:

   • five 2.5 hour writing sessions (Weeks 1 - 5)

   • techniques to start writing and/or develop work-in-progress
   • a chance to initiate pieces or to expand a manuscript  
   • the opportunity to have writing done in the workshop read and discussed
   • Open Mic session (Week 6) for those who wish to share prepared work (voluntary)


The workshop will be conducted in a friendly, constructive atmosphere and is open to anyone with a desire to write, from beginners to experienced writers.

If you are unable to do the whole course or would like to try it, you can attend on a drop-in basis. The cost per session is £36. Please email or phone beforehand to ensure a place will be available. Drop-in sessions are payable in advance.

Bound notebook, pen & a spare. A clipboard is useful.

Week 6 is Open Mic Night where you will have the opportunity to read prepared work. If you wish to participate as a reader in the showcase evening, you'll need to bring photocopies in order to give you the best feedback on your work. These copies will be returned to you to help in your rewrite. Word limit: 1300


The sessions are held on a Monday evening. The course dates are: 17 March, 24 March, 31 March, 7 April, 14 April and 28 April.

This is a 6-week course over a period of 7 weeks. There will be no class on 21 April (Easter Monday). Class will resume on Monday, 28 April.

By post: Enrolment will be confirmed on receipt of your £80 deposit. Payment in full is due by 10 March. Download a postal booking form to complete and be returned with your cheque. Bank transfer: To pay by bank transfer, ring 020 7263 0669 for account details. Online: You can use the button below to pay the drop-in fee via PayPal. Course fee: £200 for 6 weeks' tuition. Drop in: £36 per session, pre-paid. For Terms & Conditions, click here.

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"We stayed at home to write, to consolidate our outstretched selves." Sylvia Plath