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Creative Writing – Summer Writers’ Retreat

Confidence. Creativity. Composition.

Enjoy writing for fun, or have ambitions to take things further? This is the course for you. A writers’ retreat in the heart of beautiful Bath. Come along for four full days and learn how to achieve your compositions with confidence and flair. Work with Dr Gabrielle Malcolm, a writer and editor, and gain from her specialist knowledge in creative writing and publishing.

If you are looking for a challenge and a relaxed setting in which to test your skills and gain new ones, then come along to the Creative Writing Summer Writers’ Retreat. Discover your route into publishing, or simply work on your craft for fun and well-being. Follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen and who knows where it might lead?

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Time 10:00-16:00
Days Running Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Duration 4 days
Location City Centre Campus
Price £139
Spaces 8
Course Code L93CWW1-BDL1B2021

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?

You will receive tuition in methods to assist your compositions, get things started and get things finished! There will be time to write, critique, and share your ideas with other writers.

What can I do after this course?

Creative Writing

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.

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