Creative writing for beginners: A masterclass with Laura Dockrill

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(Hector Dockrill)

Do you have a writing itch that needs scratching? Perhaps you have a compelling story that needs to be told, but you haven’t yet found a way in.

This uplifting masterclass with Laura Dockrill is designed to get you started, no matter your writing experience. Taking a generous and playful approach, Laura will help you coax out your ideas and hone your skills.

What will you learn?

This workshop will give you the confidence and tools to start writing, inviting you to be curious and try new things with your words. You'll be given inspiring prompts, creative tools, and encouraging guidance to help you begin putting ideas onto paper and experimenting with your unique voice as a writer.

Who is it taught by?

Laura Dockrill is a multi-talented, award-winning and incredibly prolific writer of all genres. Her many books for children include the hugely popular Darcy Burdock series and most recently Grey. Her powerful memoir ‘What Have I Done?’ was widely celebrated as one of the best non-fiction books of 2020. As a playwright, her work has been seen at the Royal Festival Hall and the Young Vic. Her novel I Love You, I Love You, I Love You will be published in June 2024. She’s also on the judging panel for the 2024 Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Why should you attend?

Have you always wanted to write? Then this is the course for you. Laura is a creative spirit who has an instinctive sense for bringing out the storyteller in all of us. Whether you dream of immortalising your family history, capturing a life experience, write short stories or longer pieces of fiction – this class will help get you started.


Date: Saturday 6th July 2024

Time: 10am-12pm BST

Location: Online masterclass A catch-up recording will be available for two weeks after the class.

Price: £75 plus £1.90 booking fee (newsletter subscribers pay no booking fees)

Early booking offer

Book today and receive a free digital copy of Laura’s soon to be released novel, I Love You, I Love You, I Love You, with your booking. This offer ends on 8th June, but copies are limited, so reserve yours quickly before they run out.

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