Are Creative Writing Courses Worth It?

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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 discussion about whether creative writing can be taught, and the benefits good courses offer to emerging writers.


Have you taken a creative writing course? What was your experience? Let us know in the comments section below, or tweet us @thewritplatform


This podcast was recorded as part of the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize takeover of Resonance FM in June 2014.

You can listed to more Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize podcasts, including in depth interviews with all eight 2014 winners, on Resonance FM's Soundcloud Channel.

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