15-01-2019 > 29-03-2019

Creative Writing Academy for refugees & asylum seekers

This course is for refugees and asylum seekers who always wanted to write, tell their own stories in their own voice, but never had the space or knew where to start.


Taught in English, this free course, Write Your Story Your Own Way, will give you the basic ingredients of creative writing in a safe relaxed environment. The course will provide you with an insight into plot creation, characterisation, dialogue, points of view, style, as well as help you edit & revise your texts. 


Course learning outcomes:

  • boost your confidence
  • identify your singular voice & use it
  • apply the basic ingredients of telling a story in your work
  • write your own story, your own way
  • analyse and discuss fiction
  • have the chance to meet established writers & ask questions in case you’d like to continue writing


Language: this course is taught in English so students must be able to demonstrate a basic level of English. But if you would like to write in your own mother tongue, we will try to accommodate with translation into English.


Course Is Taught by: To Be Confirmed. Previous teachers included: Annelies Verbeke, a Belgian writer - considered one of the best of her generation, Sulaiman Addonia, who himself came as an asylum seeker to the UK and who eventually became a published writer.


Entry requirements: Only enthusiasm and discipline, both the backbones of writing.


Diversity: We will strive to make sure our course intake is representative of the rich mix of refugee communities in belgium.


Dates: this is a three-month part-time course (6 hours a week), taught over 11 weeks

Tuesday 15th & Friday 18th

Tuesday 22nd & Friday 25th

Tuesday 29th

Friday 1st Feb

Tuesday 5th & Friday 8th

Tuesday 12th & Friday 15th

Tuesday 19th & Friday 22nd

Tuesday 26th

Friday 1st March

Tuesday 5th & Friday 8th

Tuesday 12th & Friday 15th

Tuesday 19th & Friday 22nd

Tuesday 26th & Friday 29th


Bibliotheek Sans Souci
Bibliotheek Sans Souci, Rue Sans Souci 131, 1050 Ixelles, Brussels
15-01-2019 > 29-03-2019
11AM-3PM, lunch break 1-2PM
Sulaiman Addonia: simos35@hotmail.com
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