Creative Writing, Summer Term 2020 

We will be introducing some workshops next term for people new to creative writing who would like to develop their skills and confidence.  Watch this space for dates.

An Introduction to our Creative Writing Group, BeauSandVer Writers: 

Current and former members of the group have:

  • had several novels published,
  • had plays performed at Luton Scriptlab, & New View at the Abbey Theatre,
  • been longlisted and shortlisted for a number of literary prizes, including Yeovil Short Story prize and the Wells Literary Festival Prize and the St Albans Literary Festival Prize.

BeauSandver Writers have performed their work on a number of occasions, at the St Albans Literary Festival and St Albans Residents First Weekend and on Radio Verulam (see links below).

Short stories – Clare Hobba and Nick Churton, BeauSandVer Writers

Short stories – Rachael Simpson and Liz O’ Connell, BeauSandVer Writers

Short stories – Steve Clough and Helen Brown, BeauSandVer Writers

Short stories – Rob Wood and Emma Legouix, BeauSandVer Writers


Tutor – Clare Hobba

Tutoring Creative Writing for ten years.

Prize-winning blogger – a sideways look at empty nest syndrome

Over forty non-fiction publications

Regular fiction reviewer for Third Way Magazine for 8 years,

Currently, review fiction for Radio Verulam (see link below)

Regular “Books through the Seasons” feature on St Albans Podcast (usually 2nd Wednesday of Month)

Runner up, Winston Graham Prize for Fiction

Longlisted, Cinnamon Novel Prize.

Shortlisted, MsLexia Short Story Prize




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School Verulam School

NB Classes will not run if too few people enrol. Fees are not refundable for people dropping out of a course or missing classes. Fees will be refunded only if a course does not run.

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