Creative writing: workshop

Key facts

  • Cost: £170
  • Credits: 0


‘Attention’ claims philosopher and poet Simone Weil, ‘is the rarest and purest form of generosity.’ For emerging and practising writers, the generous attention of a regular creative writing workshop where you share work can be a vital gift. They offer a way see your writing from the reader’s point of view, find new inspiration and bolster your personal commitment. They can also just be more fun than writing alone! Many writers, from poet Ocean Vuong to novelist Chuck Palahniuk, swear by their catalytic properties. 


Join this playful and collaborative course to find new things to write about (in poetry or prose, fiction or non-fiction) and to share your writing with a supportive creative community on a regular basis. Designed to encourage returning students and welcome newcomers, this course changes with each new mix of students to offer ongoing support to keep you writing and hone your craft, your way. 

Over a series of approachable writing exercises and opportunities to share your work, our expert tutor will explain: 

  • techniques to help kickstart your writing 
  • (optional) how to share what you’ve written and improve with mutual feedback  
  • General tips on drafting and editing your work. 

You will also have the chance to discuss and reflect on what you learn with other students and the tutor in seminars, who will all contribute to the learning process. 

Choose this course if you want to learn: 

  • writing tips that kickstart and refresh your practice 
  • how to share your work and improve with mutual feedback  
  • how to follow a regular writing and sharing routine  

Who is this course for?


  • beginning to write creatively  
  • or already a practising writer 

and interested in: 

  • writing short stories, novels, poems and creative non-fiction 

In short, this is a course for everyone interested in writing. 


While delivered at SCQF 7 / Level 1, there are no qualifications or credits offered by this course, and no grades. 

This is a course undertaken purely for the pleasure of learning at your own pace. 

Mode of study

This 10-week course will be delivered via 2-hour seminars led by a tutor.

Course materials will be provided via a shared space 

Find out more

The University holds open days throughout the year where you can meet with staff to discuss our short course provision. Find out more about University of Glasgow open days