New Creative Writing Courses and Workshops at QUAD for 2022.

QUAD has announced three writing courses and workshops for 2022, covering poetry and novel writing and self-publishing.

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Published on 22/01/2022

Writing Poetry is a six-week course led by acclaimed Derbyshire poet and performer Sophie Sparham. Throughout the session, you’ll be looking at key elements such as form and literary devices, as well as exploring the importance of editing and the exciting opportunities presented by collaborative work.

Writing a Novel for Beginners takes place over eight weeks and is led by novelist and creative writing tutor Helen Cooper. This course will look at aspects such as pacing, dialogue, characterisation and more, as well as exploring great novels of the past and present-day to see what makes them work.

Finally, on the 26th of February, successful self-published author Dawn Brookes will be leading an Introduction to Self-Publishing Day. The one-day session will explore the do’s and don’ts of this area of writing and publishing and leave you all set up to begin your independent author journey.

Alex Davis, Literature Officer for QUAD, said: “The New Year is a fantastic time to take up a new hobby, or make a start on those writing ambitions that you’ve always had, and our three February courses offer a great chance to do just that.”

Writing Poetry takes place in QUAD from Thursday 3rd February to 10th March inclusive. Tickets are £85 full price and £65 concessions.


Writing a Novel for Beginners takes place in QUAD from Monday 14th February to 4th April inclusive. Tickets are £120 full price or £100 for concessions.

Introduction to Self-Publishing Day takes place in QUAD on 26th February.  Tickets for this all-day event at £30 full-price and £26 concessions.

For more information or to book tickets for the courses please see https://www.derbyquad.co.uk/whats-on/get-creative/adults  or call QUAD Box Office on 01332 290606.

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