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Creative writing courses

Sign up now for a creative writing course at SA Writers' College.

Our tutors are multi-award-winning writers, plus they love to teach. You could not be in better hands.

On our courses, you get:

Between five and twelve months of one-on-one training under a top South African writer

An opportunity to stretch your imagination and explore your creative side
A chance to break into a new career

Expert training, guidance and feedback every line of the way

A course manual of around 180 pages of highly specialised tips and writing advice

Access to dozens of library and writing resource articles

Pay a 50% deposit, and you can start your course straight away.

Our creative writing courses include:

Write A Novel Course. A national, one-year online course with one-on-one guidance and training by award-winning writers, Alex Smith, Andrew Salomon, Maya Fowler and Fiona Ingram. Our Afrikaans version is tutored by Wilna Adriaanse. R5895

Write A Children's Book Course. A 12-month course with individual guidance and tutelage by award-winning author, Helen Brain. R5895

Write Your Memoir - A six month course tutored my Memoirist Lisa Lazarus. R4795

Short Story Writing For Magazines - a six-month online course with one-on-one tutoring by Ginny Swart - the multi-award-winning writer and author of over 300 published short stories. R4795

Scriptwriting Course - a five-month course for budding scriptwriters under the tutelage of multi-award-winning writer, Karen Jeynes R3995

The Basics of Creative Writing - a four month online course with individual guidance by award winning tutor Helen Brain - R3195

The Advanced Creative Writing Course - a continuation of the Basics of Creative Writing - R 3595

More about SA Writers' College:

• We have been running our online courses since 2005.
• We aim to train writers from every corner of South Africa.
• We offer two full bursaries per year. For enquiries, speak to Koos at
• We have trainees from over 30 companies in South Africa, including all the major publishing houses.
• You can subscribe to our newsletter packed with tips, international competitions and college news at

To apply for a course: go to
To find out more: ; or speak to Koos Turenhout.


Date: 07 July 2014
Location: Online correspondence course, Countrywide

Date: 21 July 2014
Location: Online correspondence course, Countrywide

Date: 28 July 2014
Location: Online correspondence course, Countrywide

Date: 04 August 2014
Location: Online correspondence course, Countrywide

Date: 18 August 2014
Location: Online correspondence course, Countrywide

Date: 25 August 2014
Location: Online correspondence course, Countrywide

Contact: Koos Turenhout
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Our courses offer one-to-one support, guidance and mentoring from experts every line of the way.
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