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Writers workshops UK

This is an advanced fiction-writing short course designed to help experienced writers move ongoing work towards a publishable standard.

Students' fiction (chapters from novels or short stories) will be circulated in advance and then constructively critiqued within the group.

You will also submit and workshop a synopsis of your novel; write an author biog and covering letter to send to agents and publishers; and will select a topic for proposed discussion in class (e.g., pace, multiple viewpoints).

Why Choose a City Short Course?

Our Writers' Workshop short course is for those who want to develop their writing to a publishable standard.

Our 10 weekly evening classes, tutored by an experienced writer and editor, enable students to edit and draft their work and take their writing to the next level. All taught from our Central London campus.

Course Information

Start Date Start Time Duration Cost Course Code Apply

Tutor Info

Katy Darby (Autumn term)

Katy Darby's short stories have been read on BBC Radio, published in magazines including Slice, Mslexia and The London Magazine, and won prizes in several international fiction competitions. Her first novel, Victorian drama The Whores' Asylum was published by Penguin in 2012 (the paperback title is The Unpierced Heart).

She has a BA in English from Oxford University and an MA in Creative Writing from UEA, where she received the David Higham Award.

From 2010-12 she edited short story magazine Litro, and she co-founded and currently runs the monthly live fiction event Liars' League, involving regular collaborations with Granta Magazine.

Rebekah Latin-Rawstrone (Spring and Summer term)

Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone is a prize-winning writer, editor and creative writing teacher. Her novel Home, about a corrupt care home, is published by Red Button Publishing and Glitches, her short story chapbook, is published by Acorn Books. Rebekah has worked as a creative writing lecturer in several settings for nearly ten years, devising and delivering workshops for City University, City Short Courses, Bishopsgate Institute, Emmanuel College Cambridge, Pembroke College Cambridge, the Guardian and the Graham Greene Festival. Passionate about literature, Rebekah also writes a blog reviewing a different novel every week.

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