We have 10 places left at a 10% discount for our Creative Writing for Beginner's course on 7th May, and 10 for Constructing a Novel. To save your space, book today.

Dr. Barbara Henderson

A published writer for adults and children, Barbara is a former journalist with a PhD in Creative Writing. She has extensive teaching experience having previously taught creative writing at several esteemed UK universities.

Rachel Kerr

An experienced creative writing tutor, Rachel has been running classes and workshops for adults for ten years. She is a qualified teacher with an MA with Distinction in Literature Studies (Creative Writing).

Rachel has run creative writing classes at the University of York, Leeds Trinity University, Bradford College and Leeds City College. Her own writing includes poetry, fiction and memoir, and has been published in a variety of literary journals.

Dr. Guy Mankowski

Dr. Guy Mankowski is the author of four novels, including; Letters from Yelena (Legend Press), awarded an Arts Council Literature grant and adapted for the stage; and How I Left The National Grid (Zer0 Books), written as part of his PhD and published in the UK, US and Canada.

Guy was previously head of Writing Prose at Sunderland University, has taught at Northumbria University and York University, and currently teaches at OCA.

Meet the Editors

Not only will you benefit from exclusive access to expert tutors and course content built with the help of our award-winning author contributors, you will also be given the opportunity to gain industry insight from our Penguin Random House Editors.

You will have access to Editor Q&A sessions in the online forums, and can choose to submit a piece of work for Editor review.

Editor Q&A Sessions

Throughout your studies you will have the unique opportunity to engage with experienced Penguin Random House Editors in the Q&A sessions, held in the online forums. These sessions will give you the opportunity to have your burning questions about the editing process answered.

Editor’s Review

*For an additional £150, graduates of The Writers’ Academy can also choose to submit a piece of work of up to 3,000 words for review. This work will be edited and critiqued by a Penguin Random House Editor, who will also provide you with detailed feedback and tips.

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