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Pen to Print: Creative Writing Classes (Online)


July 1


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Pen to Print

Are you an emerging writer? Do you aspire to be a novelist or short story writer?

NB: This session can also be booked to attend In-person at Barking Learning Centre.

Session Ten: How To Write A Query Letter

  • Writing a pitch for your novel
  • Query Letter exercise
  • Free writing
  • Homework assignment

Course outline:

If you are a beginner to writing and would like to learn how to write that book you always knew was inside you, or a more experienced writer who wants to reacquaint yourself with the fundamentals of writing – this course is for you.

Over eleven two-hour monthly sessions, Ian Ayris will take you through every aspect of creative writing – from structure to dialogue, description, point of view and everything in between – all the way through to writing a synopsis and the process of submission.

Ian Ayris is a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund, the author of four novels and almost forty short stories. Ian has been running the Creative Writing course for Pen to Print since its inception in 2015.

Please note there is a supporting Google Classroom for this course and the direct link to join can be found in confirmation email under the Additional information section.

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If you are not sure if this class is for you or would like more information, please contact us to discuss. Ask the organiser or email:

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NB: To make the most of the Creative Writing Classes with Ian Ayris, please ensure that you book your place and that you are prepared to attend all the available sessions, there are 11 monthly sessions in total.

Tickets will be released in three-month blocks for the following dates:

  • 8 October 2022
  • 5 November 2022
  • 3 December 2022
  • 14 January 2023
  • 4 February 2023
  • 4 March 2023
  • 1 April 2023
  • 13 May 2023
  • 10 June 2023
  • 1 July 2023
  • 8 July 2023
  • Booking is essential and you will be asked to present your booking confirmation upon arrival.
  • Pen to Print and our partners reserve the right to remove participants who are disruptive to a session.
  • Pen to Print and our partners reserve the right to unenroll a participant from a course and explore an alternative approach to supporting them on their writing journey, if we feel that a class is unsuitable for that participant.
  • NB: May feature content that some people may find upsetting, uses language or depicts scenes reflecting attitudes that are no longer seen as acceptable.
  • Pen to Print shall not be liable to attendees for any injury, loss or damage of or to personal equipment belonging to the attendees or any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever arising out of the attendance of the event.
  • Pen to Print reserves the right to cancel, delay or postpone the event for any reason, including adverse weather conditions, COVID-19 restrictions, an emergency situation or unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances out of its reasonable control. In such cases, the event organiser will endeavour to inform participants as quickly as is possible.