Write Now

This exciting new course combines the study of contemporary novels and  group discussion with the opportunity and inspiration to develop your own creative writing. 

Write Now: Summer term 2022

When Wednesday evenings, 6 pm to 8 pm

8 meetings

11 May to 13 July 2022 (no classes 1 & 22 June) 

Where University of Bristol, Arts Complex, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1TB.

Write Now uses excerpts from award-winning contemporary novels as a springboard for discussions about the current craft and context of creative writing, as well as prompts for your own work, from prose to verse fiction and life-writing. Each week will include in-class exercises, and dedicated time to work on your own pieces, culminating in a celebration session of reading and feedback.

Course tutor Dr Joanna Nadin is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Bristol. She has also taught for Arvon Foundation, Bloomsbury, and Bath Spa University, and is the author of more than 80 books for children and adults, including the Carnegie-nominated Joe All Alone, which is now a BAFTA-winning BBC drama.

Course outline

Examples of novel excerpts you will read on the course include:

Mayflies by Andrew O’Hagan 

Black Flamingo by Dean Atta 

Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart 

Normal People by Sally Rooney 

Course fee

£140 per term

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Previous qualifications/experience No qualifications needed. Open to the public.


Please address any enquiries about the courses to:

Department of English Part-time Courses
School of Humanities
3-5 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1TB

Email: english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk
Tel: 0117 928 8924

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