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Free online creative writing courses in Wirral next month

Wirral Libraries are inviting aspiring writers across the borough to join a series of free online courses that start this October.

The writing courses, run by Read Now Write Now and funded by Arts Council England, are eight weeks long and new keen writers can join one of the six courses that start on Monday 12 October.

All courses will be delivered through video call on Zoom and led by author Charlie Lea who will guide new writers through the process of writing a short story of their own. Work created through the courses will be selected for publication in an anthology.

Inspired by Libraries Connected and the BBC’s project ‘Novels that Shaped our World’, the courses will use examples from some of these books.

The courses are scheduled for a set day and time for the full eight weeks and start during the week commencing Monday 12 October. The six courses available are:

  • Mondays, 2pm to 3.30pm
  • Tuesdays, 7pm to 8.30pm
  • Wednesdays, 2pm to 3.30pm
  • Thursdays, 10am to 11.30am
  • Fridays, 10am to 11.30am
  • Saturdays, 2pm to 3.30pm

To find out more information about the courses and to book your place, please contact

Places are limited to a maximum of 15 people per course and bookings will be on first come first served basis.

The sessions are delivered in partnership with Sefton Libraries, so residents across Sefton will also be able to apply to these same courses with approximately 50/50 of participants from each area.