Sunday 21 July 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

These bespoke, one-to- one sessions are for writers who have work in progress and have already begun their writer development journey.

Sessions will be bookable for the following time slots:

10 – 11 am 

11.30 am – 12.30 pm 

1 – 2 pm 

2.30 – 3.30 pm

4 -5 pm 


Places for these one-to-one surgeries will be selected and will be subject to payment in advance of a £10 deposit, which we will refund if you are not offered a place. We are looking for work in progress that you are ready to share with an experienced creative writing tutor in order to get feedback. To be considered for a place, please submit a minimum of 2,000 and a maximum of 3,000 words plus a one page synopsis. Submissions will be selected on a first come first served basis, so please send us your writing as soon as you can to avoid disappointment. Submissions should be emailed to by no later than 5 pm on Friday 12th July 2019 with the subject line ‘Writers’ surgery submission’.

*Concessionary rates for the full session cost are available to those who are:
Full time carers
Full time students
Job seekers
Over 65


About Sam North 

Sam North has written 8 novels and two films. His 2004 novel The Unnumbered was long-listed for the Man-Booker prize and in 2010 he won an Eric Gregory Award. His first novel, The Automatic Man, won the Somerset Maugham Award. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at The University of Exeter.