Creative Writing - Critical Workshop

This course may be delivered online - please see the course information box to confirm.

This regular session will provide a forum for writers of some experience, who would like to share their work regularly in a constructive atmosphere. The sessions will be tutor led; the tutor will also introduce short sessions on aspects of writing each week.
Whether your project is a novel, a memoir, short stories or flash fiction, you will find this an invaluable and supportive space in which to progress your work.

Course Content

Each week writers read out their work for critical feedback from the group. The range and genres are wide and the discussions are thorough. Over the ten weeks you may bring in consecutive chapters of longer work which give the group useful insights into your overall arc, or read out shorter stories or flash fiction in their entirety. Listening to the responses of other writers can be a huge help in determining how ready your piece is for submitting to publishers.
Each week there will be a tutor led discussion on aspects of writing and the publishing business.
This is an ongoing and constantly-evolving course.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

Open to writers who have some experience. Level 2 literacy (GCSE A*-C or equivalent)or above recommended for this course.

First Class Requirements

Pen and Paper

Additional Information

As a result of the government’s closure of schools and colleges, some of our courses will be delivered through remote learning including video conferencing, (using Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our learning resource team on We are here to help you.

If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline please email If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees & finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email, telephone 020 8843 7921, or drop in to our main reception area at either site.