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Creative Writing - Fact Or Fiction - Beginners

Creative Writing - Fact Or Fiction - Beginners

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Elise Valmorbida


How do we transform experience and imagination into compelling prose? These eight-week courses are designed to develop your creative skills and confidence to write. Here is an opportunity to explore your powers of expression in a critical but supportive environment. Weekly assignments and group discussions will help you to refine your craft, strengthen your narrative voice and understand your audience. Personal tuition and advice will address the writing process, from getting started to getting published. And all the stories in between.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
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Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Elise Valmorbida is a graduate in English literature, an experienced teacher and commercial copywriter. Her fourth published novel, The Madonna of the Mountains, was released in spring 2018 to critical acclaim, including The Times 'Book of the Month'. Published in the UK by Faber & Faber, and in America by Spiegel & Grau, the novel also has several other language editions. Elise's popular non-fiction work, The Book of Happy Endings, is published in four languages and four continents. Elise is the award-winning script consultant and producer of indie Britfilm SAXON, and author of SAXON: The Making of a Guerrilla Film. 

Elise is a board director of writers' organisation 26, former External Examiner for Falmouth University’s MA in Professional Writing, and a member of English PEN and The Society of Authors.

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Please bring to the first session:

  • Something to write with
  • Something to write on

Available dates

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