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Our learning curve events and coaching / training events are below.


Creative Writing online – Thursdays from March 11th from 6.30 -8pm for six weeks
During this lockdown period we are delighted to be able to offer an online zoom Creative Writing course.

Do you have the writing bug?

Former Wensleydale based publisher, Stan Abbott, will be running a six week online course in creative writing techniques, designed to help students to develop new and more interesting ways of expressing themselves on the page.  It will create opportunities to develop techniques for telling more interesting stories, whether fiction or non-fiction.

The price of the course beginning on Thursday March 11th at 6.30pm is £15 per 90 minute Zoom session, but a limited number of places are reserved for YSDA members and associates, at the reduced price of £10 per session on a first-come-first-served basis.  The full payment of £90 or £60 (as appropriate) is due when booking.  Booking is essential.  If anyone has to miss a session a recording could be forwarded.

See the Creative Writing course syllabus -click here…


If you would like a place on the course please pay via the appropriate paypal button below – either £90 for normal rate or £60 reduced rate.  Once you have paid you will receive an email to confirm your place.

There is a transaction charge for payments of 1.4% plus 20p per transaction which is the banking fee incurred.  The total charge payable is shown in each section.

Pay for Creative Writing £91.48 includes transaction charge


Pay for Creative Writing reduced rate £61.06 includes transaction charge


French conversation onlineWednesdays from 10.45am to 12 noon(incl coffee break)

Join us for French conversation with experienced tutor Liz Sowter in a relaxed and supportive environment.  You don’t need to be fluent and it is fine to make mistakes.  The emphasis will be on communication but we will work on vocabulary and structure to give you confidence and help you progress.  The course is ongoing and costs £30 for each 6 week period.  Booking is essential.  Email us for more information or to book a place.

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