Classes

NEW ‘WRITING FICTION’ CLASSES FOR 2022

The Writing Fiction classes have now been running for over 20 years. They began in October 2001 at Glasgow University, and now in 2022, they are being presented through thi wurd. 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, written 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 insights into their own work and helps them redraft work to a higher level.

Reading and Discussing Published Fiction – We read and discuss fiction in order to learn about major elements such as voice, characterisation, dialogue, narration, underlying plot structures, perspective, etc. 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 better at using techniques effectively in their writing.

Writing Tasks – We write during sessions and 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 our terms is reading events designed specifically for our groups, where writers read their own work. Our events are happening online and in-person at the moment.

Over a period of twenty years, a community has built up around our classes and events. And from this culture thi wurd emerged in 2006, putting on literary events, teaching in communities, offering editorial support to writers, and eventually emerging as a small publisher of magazines and books. The fact that our groups are running online at the moment has resulted in our community expanding quite significantly to include writers from many different places in the UK, Europe and around the world. Our groups are always inclusive, supportive and friendly.

Our summer fiction writing classes begin again on Tuesday 2nd & Wednesday 3rd August 2022, 7-9.30pm. And ‘Sunday at thi wurd’ Writing Fiction (an Introduction) begins Sunday 31st July 2022, 6-8.30pm. To sign up, or for more details, please contact: editor@thi-wurd.com

Sunday at thi wurd

Writing Fiction: An Introduction
(Seven weeks, two & a half hour sessions)

31st July – 11th Sep 2022
Sundays, 6pm – 8pm
Fee: £110

Summer Writing Fiction Course
(Seven weeks, two & a half hour sessions)

Group 1
2nd August – 13th September 2022
Tuesdays, 7pm-9.30pm
Fee: £110
Group 2
3rd August – 14th September
Wednesdays, 7pm-9.30pm
Fee: £110
Plus extra reading events

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

Group 1
Tuesdays, 7-9pm (GMT)
October – December 2022
Fee: £110
Group 2
Wednesdays, 7-9pm (GMT)
October – December 2022
Fee: £110

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

Group 1
January – March 2023
Tuesdays, 7-9pm (GMT)
Group 2
January – 23rd March 2023
Wednesdays, 7-9pm (GMT)

Writing Fiction (Ten weeks, two hour sessions)

Group 1
April – June 2023

Tuesdays, 7-9pm (GMT)

Group 2

April – June 2023
Wednesdays, 7-9pm (GMT)

Online classes

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