Creative Writing Course

Our 5-weeks creative writing course will give you the tools and motivation to start writing.

“Writing is a struggle against silence.” ― Carlos Fuentes

Is there an untold story inside you?
Perhaps writing is on your list of goals for 2018?
Would you like to write but not sure where to start?
Do you have unfinished writing you aren’t able to pull together?

If the answer to any of the questions above is “Yes”, then you’re the perfect candidate for our next Writing Course at Bookshop Bivar.


The workshop will provide:

  • a method to start writing, even if you have no idea what to write about
  • the energy and motivation to commit to a regular writing practice
  • the tools and skills you need to have a finished piece of writing by the end of the course
  • more confidence in your ability to write.

During the intensive 5-week course you will have the chance to experiment with different aspects of prose writing. The focus will be on short stories, both as a form and as a method to develop fictional skills, but the skills you gain will be applicable to any other form of writing.


Activities included:
Each workshop will last 2 hours, with a short break in the middle, and will include a variety of activities such as:

  • writing exercises
  • reading
  • discussion
  • feedback


About the teacher:
Michael has been teaching creative writing for over 15 years in various universities in the UK, including Greenwich University in London. At present he’s writing his second novel and mentors writers in Lisbon.


What do former participants say?

“Having to come up with something to read for the last session resulted in me writing my first ever piece of fiction, so thank you” – Claire

“This is the perfect environment for anyone trying their hand at writing for the first time.” – Tony

“Excellent! Michael was charming, patient, positive, encouraging, constructive – five star!” – Phil

“Thank you Michael for making this such a smooth introduction into the creative writing world.” – Katy


WHEN: Tuesdays at 19h30, starting 16 January 2018
WHERE: Bookshop Bivar, Rua de Ponta Delgada 34A, Lisbon
GROUP SIZE: Min 5 – Max 7

Places are limited and may fill up quickly. To sign up click here. We’ll be contacting you by email after your sign-up.

ATTENTION! Due to the high volume of requests we’ll be organising two writing groups. The second group will meet on Thursdays, starting 25 January. If you’re interested, email us at:
info (at)
and we’ll inform you how to reserve your spot on the course.

WHEN: Thursdays at 19h30, starting 25 January 2018
WHERE: Bookshop Bivar, Rua de Ponta Delgada 34A, Lisbon
GROUP SIZE: Min 5 – Max 7

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