Creative Writing adults

Whether you are a scribbler, a secret diarist, or a would-be journalist, come find your unique writing style with British Council’s Introduction to Creative Writing course.

This course will help you:

  • Develop your unique writer’s voice and perspective
  • Stimulate out-of-the-box thinking
  • Enhance your artistic expression
  • Express your thoughts clearly
  • Develop a critical appreciation of different writing styles

Desirable English language level: above upper-intermediate level (Level B2)  and advanced level (C1 and C2)

Course duration: 36 hours I 9 weeks I weekend online classes | all the participants will receive a digital certificate upon completion of the course.

Course fee: INR 10,000 per participant Click here to register

Special offer to British Council library members - 10% discount on the course fee Click here to register

** Registration for September batch is closed. We are accepting now the registrations for October batch.

About the Course

Our Introduction to Creative Writing course offers the opportunity to learn a variety of techniques to improve your writing process and enhance creativity.

The course content covers fiction, short stories, poetry and dialogue. You can also learn how to write feature articles, screenplays, news reports, travel writing etc. The syllabus is specifically designed for those who wish to write creatively but appropriate guidance is what they are lacking to realise their dreams.

Our experienced teachers understand this and will guide you towards finding your unique writer’s voice. Once you join our Creative Writing course, you will realize that lively and interactive session are exactly what you need to begin your journey as a writer. The course is, however, not aimed at those wishing to improve their academic or technical writing.

Course Content
Developing story ideas into a plot Blogging and social networking
Creating characters and settings Screenwriting
Writing dialogue Children's fiction
Writing short stories Getting published
Digital, visual and traditional poetry Surrealism
Travel writing and place Humour

Schedule for upcoming October batch

Day Date Time
Sunday 24 Oct 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Saturday 30 Oct 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Sunday 31 Oct 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Saturday 6 Nov 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Sunday 7 Nov 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Saturday 13 Nov 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Sunday 14 Nov 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Saturday 20 Nov 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Sunday 21 Nov 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Saturday 27 Nov 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Sunday 28 Nov 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Saturday 4 Dec 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Sunday 5 Dec 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Saturday 11 Dec 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Sunday 12 Dec 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Saturday 18 Dec 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Sunday 19 Dec 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Saturday 2 Jan 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM

Schedule for ongoing September batch

Day Date Time
Saturday 11 Sep 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Sunday 12 Sep 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Saturday 18 Sep 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Sunday 19 Sep 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Saturday 25 Sep 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Sunday 26 Sep 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Saturday 3 Oct 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Sunday 9 Oct 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Saturday 10 Oct 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Sunday 16 Oct 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Saturday 17 Oct 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Sunday 23 Oct 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Saturday 24 Oct 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Sunday 30 Oct 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Saturday 31 Oct 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Sunday 7 Nov 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Saturday 13 Nov 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM
Sunday 14 Nov 11 AM - 1 PM | 4 PM - 6 PM

Course Delivery

  • 36 hours of learning will happen through online classes and 14 hours of interaction and peer-learning will be facilitated through our online interactive learning platform- Edmodo.

  • There will be assessments by the teacher during the mid and end of the course

  • Participants should use their own laptop/desktop to attend the session. 

  • Recording/taking screenshot/photos of the course is strictly prohibited.

Course Fee

Course Fee: INR 10,000 per participant.

Special offer: British Council library members can avail a special discount of 10% on the course fee.

How to Register?

Step 1: Ascertain your language level (required English Language level)

The course is open for all. However, English Language level suitable for the course is above upper-intermediate level (B2) and advanced level (C1 and C2).

  • You are at Elementary level(A1) if you can say simple things about your day. For example:  I wake up at 7 am every day.
  • You are at Pre-intermediate level(A2) if you can communicate in simple and routine tasks on familiar topics and activities. For example: I like exercising early in the morning if I sleep on time. 
  • You are an Intermediate level(B1) if you can share your thoughts, opinions, and views. For example:  She must be really tired. She’s worked late every night this week.
  • You are at Upper intermediate level(B2) if you can present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to your field of interest. For example: Unfortunately for him, the situation turned out to be opposite to what he thought it was.
  • You are at Advanced level (C1 & C2) if you can present clear, detailed descriptions of complex subjects. For example: Being born and raised in India, I believe her to be the country’s best ambassador in the world.

Step 2 : Once you have ascertained your English language level, please proceed for the course registration.

Course fee: INR 10,000 per participant. Click here  to register.

Special offer to British Council library members - 10% discount on the course fee. Click here  to register.

Terms and Conditions

  • Non-refundable fee is payable in full prior to the commencement of course
  • If obliged to cancel the course, the British Council reserves the right to do so without further liability, subject to the return of any fee already paid. The course schedule is subject to change. Participants will be notified of the changes, if any
  • The course schedule is subject to change. Participants will be notified the changes, if any.

For any query, please email us at Indialibraries@britishcouncil.org or call on +91 9830068181, Mon - Sat 10.00 am to 6.00 pm.