BOOKING NOW for classes after Easter. 

Classes available include:  Beginners, Short Stories and Life Writing and an Advanced Workshop. Please scroll down for further details. All classes take place on Friday daytime. To book, or ask any questions please contact me in one of the following ways: 

Email: petramcqueen@gmail.com
Tel:      07913255442
Facebook: Creative Writing Classes Wivenhoe
Twitter: @PetraMcQueen

I look forward to hearing from you.

BEGINNERS

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).

Time: Fridays 12.30 - 2
Dates: April 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26. June 9, 16, 23, 30; July 7. Please note that there is no class on June 2nd.
Place: http://www.nottagemaritimeinstitute.org.uk/
Payment: £100 up front.

LIFE WRITING

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.'

This class will start again in September. 

Payment: £100 up front.

SHORT STORIES

Short stories are a 'hand grenades of ideas... When they work, they hit, they explode, and you never forget them.' Paolo Bacigalupi

Learn how to craft the perfect short story. Using famous texts, this class encourages students to create exciting and meaningful short fiction. 

Time: Fridays 10.30 - 12
Dates: April 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26. June 9, 16, 23, 30; July 7. Please note that there is no class on June 2nd.
Place: http://www.nottagemaritimeinstitute.org.uk/
Payment: £100 up front.

ADVANCED WORKSHOP

This class is available to those who have taken all of my other courses and wish to continue their own projects. The class aims to give feedback on students' work in a supportive environment. Ideas for further creative work will be given at the end of the class.

Time: Fridays 2 - 3.30
Dates: April 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26. June 9, 16, 23, 30; July 7, 20, 27. Feb 3, 10, 24. March 3, 10, 17, 24. Please note that there is no class on June 2nd.
Place: www.nottagemaritimeinstitute.org.uk

Payment: pay as you go £10, or £80 up front.