Articles by The Writing Platform Team

Are Creative Writing Courses Worth It?

The Writing Platform Team

Are creative writing courses a “waste of time” as author Hanif Kureishi stated earlier this year? Or are they a good way for writers to develop and hone their craft? In this podcast Arifa Akbar, Literary Editor of the Independent, is joined by novelists and creative writing tutors Naomi Wood and Gerard Woodward, for a… Read more »

PoetryFilm Open Call for Submissions

The Writing Platform Team

PoetryFilm, launched in 2002 by Malgorzata Kitowski, celebrates films based on poems, poems turned into films, collaborations, text-based films, and other avant-garde text/image/sound  material. It is  inviting submissions for a forthcoming series. All themes and topics are welcome. There are also a number of specific themed events coming so work exploring these topics is particularly… Read more »

Handy Tools for Writers

The Writing Platform Team

The Writing Platform team has compiled a list of handy tools available to writers online. The list includes tools to help with everything from planning and collaborating to building interactive and multimedia stories and publishing and selling your work. To view the list follow this link: Online Tools for Writers We’re keen to hear about the… Read more »

The Writing Platform Fair and Conference for Writers

The Writing Platform Team

in association with       The Writing Platform returns to Rich Mix, London, on 4th November 2013 with a mini-fair and conference for writers. Tickets cost £44/ £39 (concessions), booking is through the Rich Mix box office. Join us for: Discussions about some of the key issues, opportunities and challenges facing writers Advice and practical workshops… Read more »

Making Day for Writers at MIX 2013

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A day of experimentation, collaboration and play for writers looking to learn new skills and develop their creative practice. The Making Day consists of showcases and hands on experimentation for writers, artists and academics interested in learning new skills to help them extend their creative practice. The key themes of the day are: tackling the creative process,… Read more »