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Creative Writing – Holiday Workshop

Have you always wanted to write? Be inspired by our creative writing workshops, build confidence and develop the techniques to help you get started. This intensive four-day workshop is an introduction to or development in Creative Writing. You will critique your own work, along with the work of others. Learn how to build scenarios which will engage readers. Through discussions and exercises, you will gain insight into developing a creative approach to fulfill your writing ambitions.


We are currently confirming times and dates for this course. Please register your interest below or contact us for more information.

What topics are covered?

Structure and technique for different forms of writing, genre, development of ideas, style, editing and routes into publishing.

Who is the course aimed at?

Suitable for beginners and there will be sufficient scope for more experienced writers to develop and improve their work.

Who will be my tutor?

Dr. Gabrielle Malcolm is an experienced author and editor. She is published in her own right and has worked as an editor and writer for others. Her freelance work and commissions include non-fiction works on Jane Austen and Shakespeare, and scripts for children’s theatre and animation. For over fifteen years she worked in Higher Education teaching Drama, Theatre, and Design for Performance. She has worked as playwright with the children’s theatre company Moon On A Stick for four years.

How will I learn?

The course tutor will offer instruction in form, style, genre, and structure with examples given. Students will engage in writing exercises and receive feedback, editing advice, and reflection on their work. Session times will include opportunities for independent writing which will form the focus for group an individual critiques.

What can I do after this course?

Creative Writing

Which department is this course in?

Department of Creative Arts and Enterprise

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What do I need to bring?

Writing materials or tablet/laptop if you prefer

What else do I need to know?

When you have been enrolled on your course you will receive a confirmation email containing information about where to go, campus information, parking and the Student Code of Conduct. This email will be sent to the email address provided in the online booking.You will be required to wear a photographic ID badge at all times when in College. Please email a passport style photograph stating your full name and course title in the subject line to StudentID@bathcollege.ac.uk

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.

Cancelling your enrolment

If you have to cancel your enrolment please notify us by email: info@bathcollege.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Refunds will not be issued if a learner is unable to attend due to a change of mind including concerns about Covid-19, accommodation, domestic circumstances, work commitments or if the College requires a learner to leave for reasons of conduct.

Click here to access our Covid-19 FAQ - https://www.bathcollege.ac.uk/news/84413

Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I enrol?

You can enrol on this course:

Online: Click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.

4 reviews for Creative Writing – Holiday Workshop

  1. 5 out of 5

    I have really enjoyed the course and found it exceptionally useful as an introduction to creative writing. The teacher has been brilliant, very interesting, passionate and knowledgable.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Gabby has been an excellent tutor- offering so many insights/ideas on individual styles of writing. Opportunities to do some writing, using some of the skills we have learnt, not enough time though.

  3. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    An excellent course, very well delivered. Beat all my expectations! Thank you Gaby!

  4. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Well-prepared and presented introduction to Creative Writing

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