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Creative Writing Courses - ever done one?

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celebritymasterchefrocks Thu 10-Jul-08 14:54:23

I've just seen this www.faber.co.uk/article/2008/7/tobias-hill-paris-course and wondered if anyone knew about it. Thanks.

zippitippitoes Thu 10-Jul-08 14:58:26

i have done one of the wotsit name escapes me courses

celebritymasterchefrocks Thu 10-Jul-08 15:00:02

...and?

hanaflowerisnothana Thu 10-Jul-08 15:00:37

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zippitippitoes Thu 10-Jul-08 15:00:39

arvon foundation thats the one

i came back and left my husband

zippitippitoes Thu 10-Jul-08 15:00:58

was with debbie isit

hanaflowerisnothana Thu 10-Jul-08 15:01:24

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vonsudenfed Thu 10-Jul-08 15:02:07

Yes, I did one on Skyros, and would have done an Arvon one too, only a week away from dd is a bit much right now.

But there's no guarantee that a good writer is a good teacher - I love Tobias Hill, and would willingly sit and listen to him for 3 days, but you'd have to pay me to get me to sit through Jeanette Winterson. She doesn't strike me as having enough empathy or patience to be able to teach.

zippitippitoes Thu 10-Jul-08 15:02:40

isitt

zippitippitoes Thu 10-Jul-08 15:03:16

mine was on improvised dramatic theatre

vonsudenfed Thu 10-Jul-08 15:04:14

Now I feel like such a bore, I didn't even leave my job after mine...

I think that courses are really good if you're starting out, or if you have a novel or something on the boil; otherwise, I've got a lot more out of a regular writing group.

zippitippitoes Thu 10-Jul-08 15:06:16

i am thinking of doing an open un iversity one i think they look better value

all these week with srtange folk locked up together are life changing ime

i have done sailing, diving etc too and same effect

bearmama Thu 10-Jul-08 15:07:34

I did one at a local college, it was rubbish.
Arvon are good though.

nelix2000 Fri 11-Jul-08 10:31:38

Start my open uni one in september cannot wait....its part of my degree in literature and would recommend open uni anytime!

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