Dear Will… creative writing courses matter more than ever (but not for the reasons you think)

After Will Self lambasted creative writing courses for failing to provide their students with a living, MA Creative Writing course director Julia Bell pens her response. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-09 00:00:00 UTC ]

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Curtis Brown Creative launches TV serial writing course

The Curtis Brown Creative writing school is launching a new course in writing an original TV drama serial. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-04 05:09:41 UTC ]
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ICM Partners join forces with Curtis Brown Creative for writing course

US agency ICM Partners and Curtis Brown Creative are teaming up to launch a six-month online novel-writing course.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Let's silence the creative writing course snobs

These days, it is normal for authors to go to writing workshops – or teach them. So why does the idea they produce derivative writers persist?What makes a writer? How do you become one? When I was younger, even asking those questions seemed to disqualify me: a writer isn’t something one becomes,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-04-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Random House launches creative writing course

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Dangarembga made UEA international chair of creative writing

The University of East Anglia has appointed Booker-shortlisted Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga as its new international chair of creative writing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-28 17:24:43 UTC ]
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Okojie to open Comma's Creative Writing Conference

Irenosen Okojie is to open Comma Press' National Creative Writing Industry Day, which will be held as a week-long online conference this year.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-02 04:57:04 UTC ]
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Dear black publishers and creatives...

I have been writing children's books for over 10 years now. I have worked as an editor in children's publishing houses for 15. For the last 18 months, I have been mentoring writers and illustrators of colour, and doing my best to try and explain how publishing works. How to navigate this... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-26 10:43:21 UTC ]
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University of East Anglia launches 50th anniversary creative writing project

The University of East Anglia (UEA) has announced a major strand of its ambitious CW50 anniversary campaign, which celebrates 50 years of creative writing at UEA.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-01 15:44:04 UTC ]
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Why are we squeezing creative writing out of schools?

Publicist and debut children's author Liz Hyder calls on publishers to be more vocal about the negative impacts of creative writing being sidelined by the current education system. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-08 17:32:31 UTC ]
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Sharlene Teo to deliver National Creative Writing Industry Day keynote

The National Creative Writing Industry Day returns for the fifth year in November, with author Sharlene Teo as the keynote speaker. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-01 16:03:30 UTC ]
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In Mona Awad’s ‘Bunny,’ squad goals include Pinkberry, creative writing and murder

“We call them Bunnies because that is what they call each other,” explains Samantha Heather Mackey, the narrator of Mona Awad’s new novel, “Bunny.” “Seriously. Bunny. … Bunny, I love you. I love you, Bunny.” Awad does so many things right in “Bunny,” her follow-up to her 2016 debut novel,... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-11 15:00:00 UTC ]
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Creative writing is an essential skill for our children, not a nice-to-have

As the first National Writing Day approaches, the co-founder of the Ministry of Stories explains how creative writing can transform children’s lives. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-21 06:24:35 UTC ]
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Creative writing graduates will 'never make a living as novelists', says Self

Will Self has declared literature to be "morphing into a giant quilting exercise", suggesting that no current creative writing graduates will make a living from literary fiction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Podcasts and writing workshops scoop RSL Literature Matters Awards

Podcasts, writing workshops and a collection of short stories are among the winners of this year’s RSL Literature Matters Awards.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Eley Williams keynotes at National Creative Writing Graduate Fair

Short story writer Eley Williams will be the keynote speaker at the fourth annual National Creative Writing Graduate Fair. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Aitken Alexander launches creative writing scholarship with Birkbeck

Literary agency Aitken Alexander Associates is to create a new scholarship in Creative Writing for students at Birkbeck, University of London, in a bid to "find and nurture" literary talent from groups underrepresented in publishing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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7 Reasons Why Henry David Thoreau Still Matters Today

Laura Dassow Walls, author of the definitive biography 'Henry David Thoreau: A Life,' on why Thoreau still matters today. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-07-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Marina Kemp launches creative writing masterclasses

Former Penguin Random House editor Marina Kemp is launching a series of one-on-one creative writing courses modelled on the traditional writer-editor relationship. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Society of Authors Scotland to host writing event with Creative Scotland funding

The Society of Authors in Scotland has been awarded a grant in the latest round of funding from Creative Scotland to host ScotsWrite, a three-day event for authors in Glasgow. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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