26/05/2011

UEA teams up with the Guardian to offer writing Masterclasses.

UEA has today announced a partnership with the Guardian to offer a series of Creative Writing Masterclasses in London to be taught by award-winning authors including Adam Foulds (who graduated from the UEA Creative Writing MA in 2000), Bernardine Evaristo (a former UEA Writing Fellow), Gillian Slovo, Geoff Dyer, Sarah Hall, and Ross Raisin. Three courses of six to nine months duration will be on offer, each aimed at a different level of experience: How to tell a story; How to complete a first draft of a novel; and How to finish a work of fiction. A Diploma in Creative Writing, accredited by UEA, will be awarded on completion of each course. Ian McEwan (pictured), the inaugural UEA Creative Writing student, said: ‘This is an exciting and timely initiative. UEA and the Guardian already make a significant contribution to the literary culture of this country. By working together they will provide a powerful focus and opportunity for people to discover what they can achieve at different stages of their writing lives.’

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