Since 2006 The Open University has recruited around 6000 students every year to its undergraduate creative writing courses or modules. These have proved enormously popular with students as well as with the tutors who teach them, and have been acclaimed by publishers, leading authors, and teachers in other universities.
The modules are currently overseen by Linda Anderson, Derek Neale, Bill Greenwell, Sara Haslam, and Fiona Doloughan, and taught by the vibrant and experienced group of over two hundred practising writers employed by the Open University as creative writing associate lecturers in the UK and Europe. Many of these tutors teach in other universities as well. By pooling and exchanging resources and experiences, they have built up a unique archive of practical strategies for the teaching of writing.
See Meet the team to find out about the people who develop and run our courses. See Our tutors to find out what our tutors are up to currently in terms of their public readings, performances, publications, and academic presentations.
If you would like to find out how we teach creative writing see how our courses fit together.
To sample some of our study materials, see our tasters and exercises. You can also listen to some of our interviews with authors.