Word Play: Creative Future Writers’ Award course (online)

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About the course

Think of this course as a word buffet: time to play and have fun; to explore new genres and ways of thinking about words; ways of finding them and pinning them down; getting words on the page in a dedicated time just for you; and how writing isn’t always just about getting words on the page. At the end of our six weeks together you’ll have a whole heap of new material and new ways to think about exploring the world of words.

Who is it for?

This course is for disabled writers. This includes being neurodivergent, chronically ill, d/Deaf, living with mental health conditions, or however you choose to identify.

The course will cover all genres from poetry to flash fiction, children’s to creative non-fiction, and everything in between. For new writers, or those who want to freshen up existing skills and play.


Mondays: 25 October,  1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November. The course will be held online via Zoom.


7 – 9 pm


£12 (£2 per session). As we have limited spaces available we are charging a small fee to ensure commitment to the course.

About the course facilitator

Lisette Auton is a disabled writer, activist, poet, novelist, spoken-word artist, actor, film & theatre-maker, and creative practitioner. She’s an award-winning poet who has performed at Northern Stage, ARC, The Southbank Centre and The Sage, in pubs, in a crypt, at festivals, indoors, outdoors, on a bridge and in a launderette. She was the 2019 Early Careers Fellow for Literature at Cove Park and is on the TSS Publishing list of Best British & Irish Flash Fiction. Her work has been commissioned by many organisations including Durham Book Festival, the Courtauld Institute of Art and MIMA. Lisette works with many creative collaborators to create unique and innovative cross artform works. The Secret of Haven Point, her debut novel, is forthcoming from Puffin in February 2022.

Click here to find out more about Lisette

If the course is full, you can sign up for the waiting list by emailing us here.

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