This course will help you get started as a writer, or develop as a writer, by enabling you to improve your existing skills and cultivate your imagination. It will guide you through the process of writing, from brainstorming to writing to revising.
The course topic in 2017: Finding Your Voice
‘Don’t be a “writer.” Be writing.’ —William Faulkner. There are lots of people who want to be writers, but how many want to push themselves to ‘be writing’? To explore all that words can do, to themselves and the world? Novelist Peter Salmon will help you develop your unique, individual voice, and look at ways to shape your vision into art. Whatever your level of experience, whatever your chosen form, you will be pushed to find a way of expression that will challenge both you and the reader.
The course tutor is Peter Salmon.
Peter Salmon is an Australian writer living in the UK. His first novel, The Coffee Story (Sceptre,
2011), was a New Statesman Book of the Year. He has written frequently for Australian TV and
radio and for broadsheets including the Guardian and the Sydney Review of Books. The Blue
News, his satirical column about books and publishing, was subsequently collected and published
by Melbourne University Press as Uncorrected Proof (2005). Formerly Centre Director of the John
Osborne/The Hurst Arvon Centre (2006-2012), he also teaches creative writing, most recently at
Pembroke College, Cambridge and Liverpool John Moores University.