Classes available include:  Beginners and Life Writing. Please scroll down for further details.


Always fancied writing but don't know where to start? Are you a secret writer but haven't dared show anyone your work? In this class we explore what makes fiction work and how you can turn your ideas into reality. Encouragement and support is given throughout. To see how others have benefited from my course, take a look at some of my testimonials. (The tab is at the top of the page).

This term, my Beginners' class will now take place in conjunction with the WEA in Colchester. Please do not contact me to book this course but contact the WEA instead (see details below).

Venue: Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, CO1 1TT
Day Of Week: Thursday
Start Time: 10:15 Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 21/09/17 No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £72.0

Contact: Jos ClaessenTelephone: 01206 502698Email:


Thinking of writing about yourself or your family? Interested in this difficult and rewarding genre? This class is about exploring your life through creative non-fiction in a supportive environment. Of all my classes, students often find this class to be the most rewarding personally. As Weigl said, 'You control the past now. It doesn’t control you anymore. You own it now.'

Time: Fridays 10.00 - 11.30
Duration 1 hr 30 mins.
Dates: Sept 22nd & 29th; Oct 6th, 13th & 20th; November 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th; Dec 1st. Please note that there is no class on October 27th.
Payment: £100 up front.

Tel:      07913255442
Facebook: Creative Writing Classes Wivenhoe
Twitter: @PetraMcQueen


Please note there is no short story class this term. However, please express an interest if you wish to be put on the waiting list for next term.


Please note that there will be no advanced workshop this term.