Write to Work returns August 2020
Success from previous digital Write to Work course
From the success of previous courses, and now more recently, the first digital course, Writing on the Wall (WoW) are launching their eighth Write to Work course. The programme can help you build your portfolio, develop key writing skills and take the next positive steps of your career.
This course starts on Wednesday 26th August 2020, the second to be delivered entirely online due to the covid-19 pandemic.
Over 12 weeks Writing on the Wall (WoW) will be hosting workshops, specialist masterclasses and social meetings with published writers and industry professionals, all offering their personal insights and tips for success. At the end of the course participants’ work is published in an anthology, which will then be sold in local bookstores, Waterstones and online.
WoW are also excited to announce that there will also be one on one mentoring support for participants with industry professionals. Write to Work features sessions on blogging, arts criticism, poetry, copywriting and even writing for radio. Previous participants:
“We know the importance of creativity for our mental health and wellbeing and after receiving feedback that the course was a lifeline for many of our participants during lockdown, we knew we wanted to continue. We have worked hard, along with our incredible community of writers, to ensure participants will still get the benefit of the workshop groups, the social elements and the one to one mentoring that this innovative writing development course offers.”
Emma Hulme, Programme Manager, Writing on the Wall.
From the seven previous Write to Work courses:
- 31% of participants went onto further education
- 35% of participants went onto became employed or self employed
- 20% started volunteering in the creative sectors
- Many participants have had work published in the Guardian, the Double Negative and many other local and national publications
- 4% of participants went onto use Writing on the Wall’s other services including Enterprise Hub which helps give free business advice and Pulp Idol writing competition as well as self-publish their own books
This course is in partnership with Directions and part funded by ESF.