Monday, 18 January 2016

Creative Writing Courses in Penzance AND St Just!

Creative Writing Courses in Penzance and now also St Just!  Sign up!  

Only £45 per course as part funded by Hypatia Trust

Starting Feb 10th on Wednesday evenings in St Just and Feb 13th on Saturday mornings in Penzance.  Full details in the advert (see link below). 

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Short Story Course at Morrab Library in January!

It is time to shake your short story tail feathers and start writing!

A Short Story course is being held at Morrab Library starting January 9th at a bargain price of £40.

The full advert can be seen here:

Go check it out and I'm waiting to hear from you to reserve your place!


Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Creative Writing Course at Morrab Library, Penzance, Cornwall.

Lo and behold!  :)  

The Creative Writing Course at Morrab Library.  Starts Saturday 21st November/  See the link here:

and the entire advert pasted below: 

Creative Writing Course
 with Linda Cleary

once a week on Saturdays starting 21st November (end: 12th Dec)
from 10.30am to 12.30pm
for 4 weeks (8 hr course)
at Morrab Library
Morrab Gardens
Penzance, Cornwall

morrab library

The Creative Writing course acts as an extended masterclass looking at various techniques and exercises to open up and improve writing skills, work with metaphor and imagery, create texts and narratives to given themes and word counts as well as free writing.

There is no criteria other than a willingness to open up one’s writing; the course is designed that people of varying writing experience can participate and each draw their individual benefits.
A short intro video about the course is here:

Price £40

Limited number – please register in advance by contacting me in the first instance by email or mobile:

mobile (text): 07507550764

Linda Cleary is a writer and tutor who has been delivering courses since 1991. She is also the Literary Arts Coordinator for Hypatia Trust who are part funding this course.

See both websites for more information:

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Short Story Course in Zamalek - August 25th

This course is now completely full!  :)
Anyone else wishing to join you can take this course or any other online, anytime here:

Short Story Course
 with Linda Cleary

For those who completed the 4 week Creative Writing course or who have proven writing skills.

This course focuses on work on character, voice, atmosphere, plot and building story and we continue with further creative writing expansion techniques.
We also read published short stories for discussion and understanding format, focusing on the necessary elements for each student to produce a final draft of a 1000 word narrative.

4 weeks (8 hr course)
once a week on Tuesdays starting 25th August
from 7pm to 9pm


Art Lounge Cairo
37 B Ahmed Heshmat Street,1st floor, apartment 2, Zamalek

Places limited to 10 people

Price 585 LE

Email to arrange registration:

Here is a small video to introduce the Short Story course

Students can rest assured that if they miss any class for any reason they can receive work via email with exercises clearly written, audio and also some video sections to help them. 

Thursday, 30 July 2015

A Creative Writing Holiday in Nuweiba, Egypt - POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


Of Writing the Stars and Sea
A Creative Writing Holiday in Nuweiba, Egypt


It is my greatest pleasure that the Free Writers Centre is able to announce this new wonderful writing holiday within the sublime serenity of Nuweiba and specifically with Habiba Community as our hosts.

Here, within the tranquil haven of the beach lodge we can take our daily writing classes, enjoy wonderful freshly cooked food, delight in the ocean and take the time to stand on this sacred ground whilst gazing at the stars. The evenings can provide us with time to relax together as well as the opportunity to share your writing as spoken word. The Habiba Community have many things within their own grounds that are deserving and of interest, not least an organic farm giving fresh produce to the kitchen. There are also optional trips for anyone wanting to take them that can be fitted into our schedule, such as a half day trip to the Colored Canyons, and a Bedouin Dinner trip in the mountains.

The writing course will look at how to use the alchemy of our own dream tapestry to weave into our creative writing. We will work on theme, characters and archetypes, dramatic structure and plot. We will also look at Dreamtime totems and landscape. All participants, whether just starting out in developing their writing or those who are further on the writing path will benefit.

Let us go to Habiba, let us go to the beloved lands and sea!

“Don’t wait any longer.
Dive in the ocean,
Leave and let the sea be you.”



The trip is arranged by the Free Writers Centre 
through 9Yards Business Development for Habiba Village

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Advanced Creative Writing Course at Art Lounge Zamalek

Dear All

For people who believe their work is at a certain appropriate level and/or have interest in the subject matter of this course and are committed to producing work - please see the following advert for the upcoming Advanced Creative Writing Course:

Advanced Creative Writing Course
with Linda Cleary

10 hour course in Advanced Creative Writing – LE 750
4 sessions of 2 ½ hours each
(Sundays 6.30pm to 9pm) starting Sunday 2nd August at 6.30pm


Art Lounge Cairo
37 B Ahmed Heshmat Street,1st floor, apartment 2, Zamalek

Places limited to 10 people

Course outline
This course is for those people who have completed the first course(s) with me
and for new students with demonstrated abilities.

The course requires a creative aptitude, proven skills and commitment to producing assignments.

It is an intense 4 session course
with further creative writing writing exercises and discussion
to strengthen description, atmosphere and imagery;
we also work on several key topics each week such as contemporizing myth in writing,
symbolism and surrealism, writing creative non fiction and
strengthening editing skills by working on review and critique
as well as discussion and individual work.

Prospective students must apply by email:
and they will be notified if they are selected.

Participation is given if I know that your writing is at a certain level or/and I believe you would benefit from the work we cover on this course.

and here is a small video to introduce the Advanced Creative Writing course

*The course fee is higher than the previous courses due to the increased class hours and also the out of class editing time I give each student - as due to the intense course content more work is generated.

*Please note this course is NOT at Diwan, and as such registration will be via me personally and I shall arrange a time and venue to collect all advance payments before the course begins so as to confirm minimum student registrations are complete.

Many thanks
Linda Cleary