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Short Story Competition Ready!

Thu 07 Mar 2024 - Thu 02 May 2024





2.30pm - 4pm OR 5.30pm - 7pm

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Short Story Competition Ready!

Creative Writing Course

Session times:

Thursdays: 2.30pm – 4pm OR 5.30pm – 7pm

  • Thu 07 Mar
  • Thu 14 Mar
  • Thu 21 Mar
  • Thu 28 Mar
  • Thu 11 Apr
  • Thu 18 Apr
  • Thu 25 Apr
  • Thu 02 May


Fridays: 2pm – 3.30pm  

  • Fri 08 Mar
  • Fri 15 Mar
  • Fri 22 Mar
  • Fri 12 Apr
  • Fri 19 Apr
  • Fri 26 Apr
  • Fri 03 May
  • Fri 10 May

Entering writing competitions is great fun and brilliant for building up your writer’s CV if you get placed. Come and join me on this eight-week course where, at the end of it, you’ll have a 5000 word short story that you can be proud of, and is competition ready.

The course will include at least two workshopping sessions where you’ll be given feedback from me and the rest of the attendees, and you will also give feedback on their short stories.

You’ll be expected to do a lot of reading and writing in between sessions, and a full course outline and reading list will be sent once you’ve signed up. Places are limited to eight so everyone (and their stories) are given a lot of attention.

Please email me at or call 07474 116771 if you’d like to have a chat before signing up.

If you’d like to meet the tutor first, come to  the Phoenix café:

Wednesday 20th December at 3.30pm


Thursday 21st December at 4.30pm

About the tutor:

Carla Jenkins is a writer and teacher with years of experience. Her debut novel, Fifty Minutes, will be published by Hachette as a key title in May 2024.

Reviews from previous attendees:

Thanks for all your support, wisdom and inspiration. I am so happy to have found you. My writing improved after one session!

Carla not only gave personal encouragement thus building confidence but supported our learning with literary examples and writing techniques. I would thoroughly recommend Carla’s courses.

Writing has been something I always wanted to try but never had the confidence and had no idea where to start. Carla is supportive, knowledgeable and most of all, extremely passionate about what she does. I’ve learned a lot in such a short space of time.


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