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Creative Writing Courses

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About Our Creative Writing Courses

Our courses are designed to ignite your passion for writing and unleash the boundless power of your creativity. Whether you’re a beginner eager to explore the world of writing or an experienced wordsmith looking to enhance your skills, these courses will take you on a transformative journey through the realms of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction.

Courses on Offer

We have creative writing courses and workshops to suit everyone.

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Creative Writing Group

A monthly, tutor-led, creative writing group designed for learners who wish to gain feedback and encouragement to keep them on the path to finishing a piece of fiction.
—  Monthly or Weekly, Tutor-led, Writing Clinic

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A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Fiction

This course will get your creative juices flowing! If you have always wanted to write but were never sure how to, this course will demystify the process. Make a start now.
— Beginner Level, Wednesdays

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Writing Short Stories

Writing short stories helps you discover your writing voice. This course is designed to show you the art of writing short stories and to submit them for publication.
— Beginner to Intermediate Level, Wednesdays

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Saturday Creative Writing

Creative writing courses on the weekend for intermediate to advance writers. Suitable for those who would rather write in the weekend.
— Intermediate to Advanced Level, Saturday

Upcoming Courses

Description: This course is designed to give new novelists the techniques and confidence to not only make a start writing a novel but also complete one.

Tutor: Carolyn Lewis   Location: Stoke Lodge (BS9 1BN)

Start Date: 17 Sep 2024 (Autumn)   Times: Tue 13:00-15:00   Duration: 6 week(s)

Availability: Places available   Fee: £96 (Concession: £58)

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Description: A monthly, tutor-led, creative writing group designed for learners who wish to gain feedback and encouragement to keep them on the path to finishing a piece of fiction.

Tutor: Carolyn Lewis   Location: Stoke Lodge (BS9 1BN)

Start Date: 25 Sep 2024 (Autumn)   Times: Wed 13:00-15:30   Duration: 1 week(s)

Availability: Places available   Fee: £20 (Concession: £12)

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Description: A monthly, tutor-led, creative writing group designed for learners who wish to gain feedback and encouragement to keep them on the path to finishing a piece of fiction.

Tutor: Carolyn Lewis   Location: Stoke Lodge (BS9 1BN)

Start Date: 23 Oct 2024 (Autumn)   Times: Wed 13:00-15:30   Duration: 1 week(s)

Availability: Places available   Fee: £20 (Concession: £12)

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Description: This course is designed for novice writers. If you have always wanted to write but were never sure how to, this course will demystify the process.

Tutor: Carolyn Lewis   Location: Stoke Lodge (BS9 1BN)

Start Date: 05 Nov 2024 (Autumn)   Times: Tue 13:00-15:00   Duration: 6 week(s)

Availability: Places available   Fee: £96 (Concession: £58)

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Description: This online course is designed to give new novelists the techniques and confidence to not only make a start writing a novel but also complete one.

Tutor: Carolyn Lewis   Location: Online ()

Start Date: 11 Nov 2024 (Autumn)   Times: Mon 19:00-21:00   Duration: 6 week(s)

Availability: Places available   Fee: £96 (Concession: £58)

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Description: This workshop aims to demystify the art of novel-writing Unleash your inner author! The day will cover all aspects of novel writing: how to build believable characters, how to write authentic dialogue, how to develop plots and how to keep going until you write The End!

Tutor: Carolyn Lewis   Location: Stoke Lodge (BS9 1BN)

Start Date: 23 Nov 2024 (Autumn)   Times: Sat 10:00-16:00   Duration: 1 week(s)

Availability: Places available   Fee: £48 (Concession: £29)

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Description: A monthly, tutor-led, creative writing group designed for learners who wish to gain feedback and encouragement to keep them on the path to finishing a piece of fiction.

Tutor: Carolyn Lewis   Location: Stoke Lodge (BS9 1BN)

Start Date: 27 Nov 2024 (Autumn)   Times: Wed 13:00-15:30   Duration: 1 week(s)

Availability: Places available   Fee: £20 (Concession: £12)

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Description: This course is designed for novice writers. If you have always wanted to write but were never sure how to, this course will demystify the process.

Tutor: Carolyn Lewis   Location: Online ()

Start Date: 13 Jan 2025 (Spring)   Times: Mon 19:00-21:00   Duration: 6 week(s)

Availability: Places available   Fee: £96 (Concession: £58)

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Description: This course aims to teach learners the craft of short story writing and the process of submitting their work for publication.

Tutor: Carolyn Lewis   Location: Stoke Lodge (BS9 1BN)

Start Date: 14 Jan 2025 (Spring)   Times: Tue 13:00-15:00   Duration: 6 week(s)

Availability: Places available   Fee: £96 (Concession: £58)

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Description: A monthly, tutor-led, creative writing group designed for learners who wish to gain feedback and encouragement to keep them on the path to finishing a piece of fiction.

Tutor: Carolyn Lewis   Location: Stoke Lodge (BS9 1BN)

Start Date: 22 Jan 2025 (Spring)   Times: Wed 13:00-15:30   Duration: 1 week(s)

Availability: Places available   Fee: £20 (Concession: £12)

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Description: This online course is designed to give new novelists the techniques and confidence to not only make a start writing a novel but also complete one.

Tutor: Carolyn Lewis   Location: Online ()

Start Date: 24 Feb 2025 (Spring)   Times: Mon 19:00-21:00   Duration: 6 week(s)

Availability: Places available   Fee: £96 (Concession: £58)

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Description: A monthly, tutor-led, creative writing group designed for learners who wish to gain feedback and encouragement to keep them on the path to finishing a piece of fiction.

Tutor: Carolyn Lewis   Location: Stoke Lodge (BS9 1BN)

Start Date: 26 Feb 2025 (Spring)   Times: Wed 13:00-15:30   Duration: 1 week(s)

Availability: Places available   Fee: £20 (Concession: £12)

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Description: This course is designed for novice writers. If you have always wanted to write but were never sure how to, this course will demystify the process.

Tutor: Carolyn Lewis   Location: Stoke Lodge (BS9 1BN)

Start Date: 11 Mar 2025 (Spring)   Times: Tue 13:00-15:00   Duration: 6 week(s)

Availability: Places available   Fee: £96 (Concession: £58)

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Description: A monthly, tutor-led, creative writing group designed for learners who wish to gain feedback and encouragement to keep them on the path to finishing a piece of fiction.

Tutor: Carolyn Lewis   Location: Stoke Lodge (BS9 1BN)

Start Date: 26 Mar 2025 (Spring)   Times: Wed 13:00-15:30   Duration: 1 week(s)

Availability: Places available   Fee: £20 (Concession: £12)

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Description: A monthly, tutor-led, creative writing group designed for learners who wish to gain feedback and encouragement to keep them on the path to finishing a piece of fiction.

Tutor: Carolyn Lewis   Location: Stoke Lodge (BS9 1BN)

Start Date: 23 Apr 2025 (Summer)   Times: Wed 13:00-15:30   Duration: 1 week(s)

Availability: Places available   Fee: £20 (Concession: £12)

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Description: This course is designed to give new novelists the techniques and confidence to not only make a start writing a novel but also complete one.

Tutor: Carolyn Lewis   Location: Stoke Lodge (BS9 1BN)

Start Date: 06 May 2025 (Summer)   Times: Tue 13:00-15:00   Duration: 6 week(s)

Availability: Places available   Fee: £96 (Concession: £58)

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Description: This workshop aims to demystify the art of novel-writing Unleash your inner author! The day will cover all aspects of novel writing: how to build believable characters, how to write authentic dialogue, how to develop plots and how to keep going until you write The End!

Tutor: Carolyn Lewis   Location: Stoke Lodge (BS9 1BN)

Start Date: 17 May 2025 (Summer)   Times: Sat 10:00-16:00   Duration: 1 week(s)

Availability: Places available   Fee: £48 (Concession: £29)

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Description: A monthly, tutor-led, creative writing group designed for learners who wish to gain feedback and encouragement to keep them on the path to finishing a piece of fiction.

Tutor: Carolyn Lewis   Location: Stoke Lodge (BS9 1BN)

Start Date: 21 May 2025 (Summer)   Times: Wed 13:00-15:30   Duration: 1 week(s)

Availability: Places available   Fee: £20 (Concession: £12)

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Description: This course is designed for novice writers. If you have always wanted to write but were never sure how to, this course will demystify the process.

Tutor: Carolyn Lewis   Location: Online ()

Start Date: 02 Jun 2025 (Summer)   Times: Mon 19:00-21:00   Duration: 6 week(s)

Availability: Places available   Fee: £96 (Concession: £58)

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Description: A monthly, tutor-led, creative writing group designed for learners who wish to gain feedback and encouragement to keep them on the path to finishing a piece of fiction.

Tutor: Carolyn Lewis   Location: Stoke Lodge (BS9 1BN)

Start Date: 25 Jun 2025 (Summer)   Times: Wed 13:00-15:30   Duration: 1 week(s)

Availability: Places available   Fee: £20 (Concession: £12)

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Description: A monthly, tutor-led, creative writing group designed for learners who wish to gain feedback and encouragement to keep them on the path to finishing a piece of fiction.

Tutor: Carolyn Lewis   Location: Stoke Lodge (BS9 1BN)

Start Date: 16 Jul 2025 (Summer)   Times: Wed 13:00-15:30   Duration: 1 week(s)

Availability: Places available   Fee: £20 (Concession: £12)

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Testimonials

Here is what our happy learners have to say about our courses.

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Carolyn Lewis Creative Writing Tutor

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Need more information regarding our creative writing courses? You can call us on 0117 903 8844, email or visit us in person at Stoke Lodge. Office hours applies.

Stoke Lodge Adult Learning Centre
Shirehampton Road, Bristol, BS9 1BN

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