The tip of the South West peninsula is brimming with writing talent and we’re thrilled to be joined by two leading Cornish writers in April and May. They will be passing on their skills in our online short writing course and masterclass this season.

‘Exploring the world of short stories’ with Emma Timpany, 8th May- 5th June 11am-1pm.

‘Exploring the World of Short Stories,’ will be a comprehensive 5 week guide to writing in the short form, led by acclaimed short story writer Emma Timpany. Emma will be giving you new methods and techniques to practice your short story writing, as well as offering valuable feedback on your projects. The course is suitable for both current short story writers and people looking to experiment with the form for the first time.

Emma Timpany is an award-winning short story writer and editor. Her publications include the short story collections Over the Dam (Red Squirrel Press, 2015) and The Lost of Syros (Cultured Llama Press, 2015). Her novella Travelling in the Dark (Fairlight Books, 2018) was awarded the Hall and Woodhouse DLF Writing Prize 2019. She is co-editor of Cornish Short Stories: A Collection of Contemporary Cornish Writing which Literature Works was glad to support.


Our masterclass this season will be Travel Writing with Philip Marsden, 24th April 2-5pm.

During this three hour masterclass, Philip will help you uncover the journey-tale that lies at the heart of many of the great stories – myths, novels and memoirs. Whatever your particular interests, a journey has an enormous capacity to reveal and entertain, and travel writing requires all the skills of any writing project. From research to plot and structure, to descriptive writing and character. During this session you will share workshop your writing and learn important skills for any travel writer.

Philip Marsden is the award-winning author of a number of works of travel, history and fiction, including The Bronski House, The Crossing Place: A Journey among the Armenians and Rising Ground. He lives in Cornwall with his wife, children and a number of boats and when not writing, he spends much of his time tending to a woodland he has planted for biodiversity.