News & Events

  • NAW Creative Writing Fair Panel Discussions

    Times, titles, and participant biographies for the October 12 discussions at the 2013 inaugural NAW Creative Writing Fair.
    Event: Monday, 08 October 2012
  • NAW at Literary Festivals Autumn 2012

    NAW at Chiswick and Bristol this autumn.
    News Article: Monday, 03 September 2012
  • NAW at Chiswick Book Festival 16th Sept 2012

    2.30pm-4.00pm Creative Writing and Getting Published In Association with the National Academy of Writing
    Event: Monday, 03 September 2012
  • NAW at Bristol Festival of Literature 18th Oct 2012

    NAW at Bristol Festival of Literature, Thursday 18 October
    Event: Monday, 03 September 2012
  • Demonstration NAW Masterclass Sept 12th 2012

    Free Word Centre 7-8pm
    Event: Saturday, 01 September 2012
  • NAW Director to judge new Costa Short Story Award

    NAW Director Richard Beard is one of five judges for the brand new Costa Short Story Award, a new prize for a single short story that will run in association with the Costa Book Awards.
    News Article: Wednesday, 01 August 2012
  • Next NAW 10-week evening course starts 5 September 2012

    After the success of the first NAW 10-week evening course that finishes on 25 July, NAW will be running a second course to run in an after-work slot on Wednesdays from 5 September - 7 November.
    News Article: Friday, 06 July 2012
  • Naomi Alderman and Jane Harris visit NAW London

    Naomi Alderman and Jane Harris are the two NAW patrons visiting the NAW 10-week course based at the Freeword Centre in Farringdon Road, London. The Academy asks working writers to talk about their process: how they actually get the words on the page, day after day.


    News Article: Monday, 02 July 2012
  • NAW Day in Cambridge with Kevin Barry 14 Nov 2012

    Following the success of NAW visits to Cambridge in 2011 and February 2012, NAW will be back at the University on Wednesday 14 November 2012 with the award-winning writer Kevin Barry.
    Event: Monday, 02 July 2012
  • New 10-week NAW evening course, 23 May - 25 July

    NAW has a designed a new 10 Week Course to run in an after-work slot on Wednesdays from 23 May-25 July 2012 at the Freeword Centre in London. In this ten-week course writers will benefit from the detailed editorial feedback generated by the unique NAW Masterclass, as well as the reader response offered by a more traditional Creative Writing workshop. The visiting NAW Patrons are Orange short-listed authors Jane Harris (The Observations; Gillespie and I) and Naomi Alderman (Disobedience; The Lessons). Wednesdays: 6-8.30 p.m. Cost: £890
    News Article: Thursday, 19 April 2012
  • NAW in new partnership with Foyles bookshop

    In 2012 Foyles bookshop will host the Academy's patron visits in the Gallery at their flagship store on Charing Cross Road.
    News Article: by msp - Wednesday, 18 April 2012
  • NAW Day at Nottingham University 22 May 2012

    After last year's successful visit, NAW will be back at Nottingham University on 22 May for a combined Masterclass and Patron Visit. The NAW Visiting Patron is novelist and memoirist Monique Roffey
    Event: Tuesday, 17 April 2012
  • NAW Hon President Ion Trewin on NAW Masterclasses

    The Academy's Honorary President Ion Trewin attended the first NAW Masterclass of the new 2011 NAW course at the Free Word Centre in London
    News Article: Tuesday, 13 March 2012
  • Festival NAW at Henley, Cheltenham, Bristol

    The Academy will be providing mini NAW masterclasses at Henley Literary Festival on Saturday 1st October. Writer can bring along the first page of any fiction or non-fiction project for an expert editorial overview from NAW Director Richard Beard.
    News Article: Saturday, 10 March 2012
  • Edmund Bealby-Wright publishes This Farewell Symphony

    This Farewell Symphony by Edmund Bealby-Wright, winner of the 2010 Impress prize for New Writers, newly published by Impress Books
    News Article: Saturday, 10 March 2012
  • NAW Masterclasses in Prospect Feature Article

    In 'The Write Stuff' (Prospect Magazine, 15th December 2010, Issue 178) journalist Leo Benedictus takes an in-depth look at UK Creative Writing courses, and visits a National Academy of Writing Masterclass
    News Article: Saturday, 10 March 2012
  • New books from NAW writers

    Two writers who attended National Academy courses set for publication early this year
    News Article: Saturday, 10 March 2012
  • NAW Demonstration Event 28th February

    This event in the Foyles Gallery combined the famous NAW Public Edit with an inspiring talk by best-selling author Jojo Moyes
    News Article: by msp - Tuesday, 28 February 2012
  • Second NAW Day at Cambridge University

    Following the success of NAW's first visit to Cambridge in November 2011, NAW will be back at the University on Wednesday 15 February 2012
    Event: Wednesday, 15 February 2012