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Bookings are now open for the Lucy Cavendish College Online Creative Writing Course, on 25 and 26 September

The course provides the perfect opportunity for writers to boost their creativity, confidence, and writing skills.

On each of these packed two days, writers will have access to four pre-recorded talks presented by a PFD litery agent, editor Gillian Stern, Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize winner Claire Askew, Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize shortlister Nicola Garrard, two live workshops run by course directors Miranda Doyle and Jo Browning Wroe, and have a one-on-one feedback session with Miranda, Jo or Gillian.

The course will be led by writer and teacher, Miranda Doyle and by Jo Browning Wroe, a writer and Creative Writing Supervisor at Lucy Cavendish College.

2021 guest speakers:

  • Kate Evans, literary agent from PFD (sponsor of the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize)

  • Gillian Stern, editor of fiction and ghostwriter

  • Claire Askew, author of All The Hidden Truths (winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize), What You Pay For and This changes things

  • Nicola Garrard, author of 29 Locks (shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize in 2019)

Previous participants of the Creative Writing Course said:

“Great bunch of people, great tutors, great speakers and great food!”

“Sad to be leaving my student digs, but coming away full of inspiration and determination.”

“The week has been great for structure, focus and goals.”

“You realise what you can do!”

Lucy Cavendish College has a strong tradition of supporting and celebrating creative writers. Most notably, it hosts the prestigious Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize: respected in the publishing industry, and a catalyst for unpublished authors’ success.

Learn more and book your place here

About Lucy Cavendish

The College was founded as a women's college for students aged twenty-one and over. Lucy Cavendish College has embraced the University Widening Participation Campaign and will become mixed, accepting applications from men and women aged 18/19 years old and over from September 2020 for the Octiber 2021 cohort. Our undergraduate and postgraduate students come from over sixty countries, and a wide variety of educational and professional backgrounds. Many have changed careers or overcome significant challenges in order to reach University. The College is particularly strong in Medicine, Law, Engineering, Veterinary Medicine, Psychology, the Social Sciences and English.