This course is aimed at emerging poets and prose writers between the ages of 18 and 35.

Whether you’re working on a poetry collection, a novel, a short story collection, a work of non-fiction or experimenting across different genres, you’ll receive invaluable guidance on your creative journey on this course.

Under the guidance of professional writers and guest speakers from the publishing and creative industries, we’ll concentrate on your writing processes, including re-drafting and editing. Also integral to the experience will be advice on publishing, performing and publicising your work. You’ll take part in group workshops and one-to-one sessions with the tutors, and Literature Wales staff members will run writer development opportunities surgeries during the week. The course will provide an encouraging and safe space for a group of young writers to learn from the tutors and from each other. There will also be plenty of free time for writing, and many additional activities such as socialising, walking, and even swimming in the sea.

This course is run in partnership with Wales Arts Review.

To read blog posts from past attendees of the Emerging Writers Course, visit our website.