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Introduction To Creative Writing

7th January 2020 @ 10:30 - 12:30


A six-week course run by Annie Lyons, best-selling author of five novels including Not Quite Perfect and The Choir on Hope Street.

This is an introductory course aimed at anyone who wants to have a go at writing – whether you long to discover if you really do have that novel in you or just want to put pen to paper and see where it takes you.

It is a friendly, relaxed and fun course, designed to ease you in to the writing process and bring you confidence as a writer. Over the six weeks we will cover the basics of storytelling; generating ideas, finding your writing style, editing and developing your craft so that you end up with a clear writing goal to pursue.

Each session will run from 10.30 – 12.30 with a fifteen minute break and will include a mixture of ‘how to’ teaching from me (nothing too formal), exercises and discussions. We will use a combination of individual and group exercises to get the brains buzzing and the words flowing!


£159. Limited spaces available. Please e-mail annielyons.writer@gmail.com for more information or to book. A £25 non-refundable deposit is required to secure a place.


Every Tuesday starting on 7th January, for 6 weeks. 10:30 to 12:30.

About the tutor:

After twelve years working in book selling and publishing, Annie Lyons’ debut novel, Not Quite Perfect, became a number one bestseller. Her most recent book, The Happiness List is an uplifting story about community, hope, friendship and cake. Annie wants to share her love of writing because she believes that creating new characters and worlds through stories is one of the best things in life.

Testimonials from previous course participants:

‘What an excellent course! A friendly supportive atmosphere and truly encouraging for the novice writer.’

Susan Valdar

‘I came along to try and get into the swing of writing. I’ve come away with confidence, full of ideas and inspired to write my first novel.’

Alexis Bleasdale

‘Annie is knowledgeable, approachable and made each session interesting, informative and fun.’

Dani Payne


7th January 2020
10:30 - 12:30
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Beckenham Place Mansion
Beckenham Place Mansion
Beckenham, London BR3 1SY United Kingdom
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