Creative Writing Course at Ikon

Arvon, renowned for its creative writing courses, is returning to Birmingham this winter for a special writing weekend, focused on short fiction, in partnership with Writing West Midlands.

Last year’s sell-out weekend at the Ikon Gallery was a huge success; one participant had this to say after the course:

“I just want to write and write and not put it down, so as you can see I am truly inspired and my confidence has soared. ... I can say hand on heart that this has been the most inspiring and exciting time for me, and I am so thrilled and grateful to have had this opportunity. Ideas are constantly popping into my brain and I always have my notebook at the ready. I am more determined than ever to pursue my creative writing, I wish I hadn’t waited for so long but now that I have started I am going to write my first novel. I’d recommend an Arvon course to anyone.”

This year’s three day non-residential course will take place at Ikon in Fri 8 Sun 10 November. There are two full grants available to cover the fees for local writers who would not otherwise be able to afford the course, email for details.

Explore the craft of writing short fiction, from flash fiction to short stories with writers Courttia Newland and Jenn Ashworth. You’ll experience a powerful mix of workshops, tutorials with highly respected authors, readings and time and space to write.

Course fee:  £270 (lunch & dinner included) Click here for more information or phone 0207 324 2554.

Words and photos by Emma Feasey, Arvon.