Classes

The Writing Fiction classes began in October 2001 and have run for almost 20 years. In that time, they’ve produced, nurtured and helped around 1,000 writers and been part of the creation of a large and incredible range of published work.

The basic approach of these sessions involves:

Critique – group critiques of fiction submitted by participants is the life-blood of what we do. This process involves writers submitting pieces of fiction that are distributed and group-critiqued in detailed, supportive and constructive ways. Emphasis is always upon honest feedback that gives writers valuable insight into their own work and helps them redraft that work to a higher level.

Reading and Discussing Published Fiction – we read and discuss carefully chosen fiction in order to learn about major elements such as voice, narration, underlying plot structures and perspective. We discuss literary techniques and learn more about them and the numerous ways they can be employed. By understanding how techniques work in published fiction, writers become more able to use techniques effectively in their own writing.

Writing Tasks – we write during each session and also work on projects and writing tasks as optional ‘homework’.

Events – thi wurd is well-known for putting on great literary events. An extra aspect of the term will be additional events, providing writers with an opportunity to read their own work.

Over the years, a community has built up around these classes and events. From this environment thi wurd emerged in 2006, putting on literary events, teaching in communities, offering editorial support to writers, and publishing magazines and books.

Online classes

thi wurd is currently running a programme of online fiction writing courses. Please contact editor@thi-wurd.com for more information.

Writing Fiction: The Novel
(Ten weeks, two hour sessions)

Tuesdays, 7-9pm
October – December
Fee: £100

Writing Fiction: The Short Story
(Ten weeks, two hour sessions)

Group 1
19 January – 23 March
Tuesdays, 7-9pm
Fee: £100
Group 2
20 January – 24 March
Wednesdays, 7-9pm
Fee: £100

Writing Fiction
(Ten weeks, two hour sessions)

Late April till Late June
Tuesdays, 7-9pm
Fee: £100

Summer Writing Fiction Course
(Seven weeks, three hour sessions)

July – September
Wednesdays, 6.30-9pm
Fee: £100