Bookings for the 2021 Lucy Cavendish Creative Writing Weekend are now open. Read more here.
Devote a weekend to improving your creative writing skills on this online weekend course delivered by Lucy Cavendish College, part of the University of Cambridge and home to the prestigious Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize.
The Creative Writing Weekend is open to all prose writers, regardless of experience or gender. On each of these packed two days, writers will have access to four pre-recorded talks presented by our guest speakers, two live workshops with our course directors, and have a one-on-one feedback session.
The course will be led by writer and teacher, Miranda Doyle and by Jo Browning Wroe, a writer and Creative Writing Supervisor at Lucy Cavendish College. Guest speakers include: Kate Evans, literary agent with PFD, Gillian Stern, editor of fiction and ghostwriter, Claire Askew, author of All The Hidden Truths (winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize), What You Pay For and This changes things, and Nicola Garrard, author of 29 Locks (shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize in 2019)
Lucy Cavendish College has a strong tradition of supporting and celebrating creative writers. Most notably, it hosts the prestigious Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize: respected in the publishing industry, and a catalyst for unpublished authors’ success.
The online course is £175 - The deadline for booking is 12 noon on 31st August 2021.
Please complete the form below and read the terms and conditions to make your booking.
We are also offering ONE free place for a low income writer.
How to apply for the free place:
Application deadline as a low-income writer is 12 noon on 17th August 2021. Applicants should complete the form below and must be able to provide proof of financial eligibility such as: Jobseeker’s Allowance; Disability Benefit; Income Support; Working Tax Credit; Housing Benefit or proof of being a full-time carer. Your application will be entered into a free prize draw and the winner will be selected at random from all entries received before the deadline. The successful applicant will be notified by email.
Previous years participants' reflections after the course:
“Great bunch of people, great tutors, great speakers and great food!”
"Coming away full of inspiration and determination.”
“The week has been good for structure, focus and goals”
“You realise what you can do!”
Please address all queries to Ella Barrett.