Wednesday 3 November 2:00 pm - Wednesday 8 December 4:00 pm


Want to write stories but not sure how to start and keep going? Or maybe you have got stuck with your writing? Come and join a small, friendly, and supportive group where we will explore free writing and exercises as a way into creating compelling characters and stories that will resonate with your readers. Open to adults of all ages and abilities. This course will be run by writer Michelle Perkins.

Who is it for?

Any underrepresented writer: people who face barriers to opportunities due to mental health issues, physical health/disability, sensory impairment, learning disabilities, neuro-divergence, substance misuse, survivors, working-class backgrounds, and those from the LGBTQIA+, and Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities or traveller communities.


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

The course runs on Wednesday afternoons as follows (3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th November, 1st and 8th December).

Please note: we are intending for this masterclass to take place in-person at Exeter Custom House and will be following social distancing guidance at the time of the event. Spaces are limited, book now via Creative Futures to avoid disappointment.

About the tutor

Michelle Perkins writes fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. Trained originally as a nurse, she later studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths University and it was there that she first began to explore creative writing. In 2020 she was awarded the Laura Kinsella Fiction Fellowship, has had short stories published in competition anthologies such as Carers’ UK and Creative Future’s ‘Home’ in 2019. Earlier this year she was commended in the Goldsmiths Life Writing Competition. An avid journaler and keeper of notebooks, she is currently researching a cross-genre project.