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UEA and Writers' Centre Norwich launch new international creative writing programme

Thu, 16 Oct 2014

Leading lights in the literary landscape, Writers' Centre Norwich and the University of East Anglia, have teamed up to offer their literary expertise to creative writers as they launch the UEA-WCN Creative Writing Programme.

Professor Andrew Cowan, Director of Creative Writing at UEA, said: "We're delighted to be extending the benefits of the UEA Creative Writing programme to a wider audience, and to be doing so in partnership with Writers' Centre Norwich, which is central to the many exciting developments taking place in our UNESCO World City of Literature."the quality of its creative writing department, UEA has many award-winning writers amongst its alumni, all of whom received that crucial start through UEA's creative writing courses.

Now writers anywhere in the globe can benefit from the UEA's world-renowned expertise, and can give their creative writing a real chance to progress, with the online and face-to-face UEA-WCN International Writing Programme.

The courses, offering both beginner and intermediate levels of entry, and running for 10, 12 or 24 weeks depending on level, give writers the opportunity to gain access to a university level course, written and taught exclusively by the expert writer-tutors Anjali Joseph, Helen Ivory and Ian Nettleton, simply by logging on to their computer.

Online courses have continued to rise in popularity in recent years, and allow people to fit study around increasingly busy and unpredictable schedules. In a busy world, online study helps people to make the most of their time, and to ensure that they don't miss out on studying just because of incompatibilities in geography or timetabling.

But for those closer to home, and more comfortable with face-to-face learning, WCN and the UEA are offering courses held at the Writers' Centre Norwich's Cathedral quarter offices.

Professor Andrew Cowan, Director of Creative Writing at UEA, said: "We're delighted to be extending the benefits of the UEA Creative Writing programme to a wider audience, and to be doing so in partnership with Writers' Centre Norwich, which is central to the many exciting developments taking place in our UNESCO World City of Literature."

Chris Gribble, Chief Executive of Writers' Centre Norwich said: "This suite of international courses means that talented writers from around the world can join us in Norwich, UNESCO City of Literature, and make the most of University of East Anglia's renowned Creative Writing offer. We're delighted to be partnering with UEA on this project; it's an exciting opportunity for writers, and one we're sure will soon be benefitting readers too!"

For more information about the course, visit: http://bit.ly/1o8K51H.