Dates & Times

Thu 14 Dec 2023

This class takes place in person and online.

Creative Writing is the perfect place for budding or experienced writers to come along to socialise and share feedback on their writing.

Bring along your own work to get personalised feedback from a friendly group of like-minded people and improve week on week.

At the end of each session, you’ll be given a writing prompt to inspire you ahead of the next session.

Participants have opportunities to showcase their work through a range of activities if they wish. Recent highlights have included participants exhibiting work as part of The People’s Plan for Nature (ARC/WWF/RSPB/National Trust/FAC), We ARConnected/Call and Response (ARC/Flushing Town Hall, New York), and even securing a publishing deal!

  • About the Tutor

    Joan Opie is a graduate of Newcastle University’s Creative Writing PGC Course. She has written a phonics and writing book for children aged 7-11 years old and has written a large amount of material for use by adult literacy tutors. In addition, she has published articles on beauty therapy and education and has had poems published in the UK and USA.

  • Benefits of Creative Writing

    Taking part in Creative Writing has a range of well-being benefits, including:

    • Gain a better understanding of your emotions.
    • Improve your vocabulary and written communication skills.
    • Boost your imagination and creativity.
  • What do I need to bring?

    A notebook or writing pad and pen so you can keep track of how your work, skills, and ideas develop over time. Spare paper, pens, and all other resources will be provided for you.

  • How to join in online

    All of our online content, from classes to events, can be accessed from our dedicated online platform CogPlayer. This links directly with your ARC account and automatically provides access to content you have booked through ARC’s website. This means you can log in with your usual ARC account details to easily access classes, performances, and other online activities.