Creative Writing Workshop (Fiction & Poetry)


A 2-day workshop designed by tutors on Oxford University’s MSt in Creative Writing!
Instructors: Amal Chatterjee & Jane Draycott

Have you ever considered trying your hand at a short story, a novel, or a poem? The thought has occurred to many of us, and maybe we have even set pen to paper, only to find ourselves beset by myriad questions: Can I start from nowhere, with nothing? How is the process supposed to work? And how can I improve what I already have? This intensive workshop taught by Amal Chatterjee and Jane Draycott, award-winning authors and creative writing tutors at the University of Oxford, addresses all these questions and more.

Over the course of 2 days, participants will gather from 10am to 5pm, discussing their work in a challenging and supportive atmosphere as well as engaging in writing exercises designed to expand their creative horizons. Novice and experienced writers alike are welcome to participate—no previous experience is necessary! The workshop can be booked as a 2-day package or for a single day, with Day 1 devoted to fiction and Day 2 to poetry.

Day 1: Fiction workshop with Amal Chatterjee

In a group led by award-winning author and creative writing tutor Amal Chatterjee, participants will be encouraged to start on a new piece of fiction or develop one already in progress, working towards an original story by focusing on narrative elements such as plot, theme, character, situations, and scenes.

Day 2: Poetry workshop with Jane Draycott

Under the supervision of award-winning poet and creative writing tutor Jane Draycott, participants will spend a stimulating day devoted to poetry, with informal writing exercises aimed at producing drafts and ideas for new poems, followed by the opportunity to solicit group input on work-in-progress.

Maximum enrollment: 10


Saturday – Sunday, 10:00-17:00
11-12 November 2023
7 hours each (including a lunch break)


75016, Paris

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