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Write what you know

2 March


250 Eur


5 weeks

Whether you’re a famous politician, a stay at home parent or a busy administrator, you have a story worth telling. It might be about recognising that one person who made a difference in your life or that you’re looking to share your unique journey and experiences with family and friends.

Write What You Know is an introduction to the power of words to translate your experience to something that other people can learn and grow from.

This 5 part course covers topics including:

  • Using life experiences in your writing

  • Creating vivid imagery

  • Using memories to structure narrative

  • Turning the everyday into the memorable

  • Elements of strong prose such as sensory writing, dialogue, characterisation etc...

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to craft engaging narratives capable of transporting your readers to another time, place, or situation using the power of what you observe every day.


Dates: Weekly on Saturdays 2, 9 , 16 , 23 March and 6 April from 13:30-16:00.

Venue: GC Elzenhof, Av. de la Couronne 12, 1050 Ixelles

No of workshops: 5

No of participants: 6-8

Time: 2.5 hours

Note the course is intended for native or near native English speakers!


  • The course costs €220 for early registrations (until 2 February) and €250 for participants registering thereafter. Our bank account details are: Wordcraft Collective; BE27 0019 5813 667

  • You can register for the course by filling in the registration form.

  • We will provide payment details via mail. Payment secures your place on the course. Confirmation of payment will be by email.

  • It’s possible to pay for the course in 2 or 3 installments. Please send us an email on if you want to use this option.

  • If the course fees are too high due to personal circumstances, even with the option of paying in installments, please let us know via mail. We will try to come to a solution that works for both parties. Don’t be shy about it.

  • After registration you have 14 days in which to change your mind up until 2 weeks before the start of the course. Within these 14 days you are entitled to cancel your enrolment without providing a reason by sending an email to After this, your enrolment is definite and no refund is possible.

  • In the case that there are fewer than 6 participants enrolled at the start of the course, we reserve the right to cancel the course. We will undertake to inform all enrolled participants of the cancellation. In this case, we will refund all participants the full amount of their fees paid.

  • For more information email us on or call 0485 126


Colette Victor

Colette Victor is an award-winning author whose works include Head Over Heart (Chicken House, 2013) and What to do with Lobsters in a place like Klippiesfontein (Cargo Publishing, 2015). In 2018, Colette won the BBC World Service & British Council International Radio Playwriting Competition for her radio play, By God’s Mercy. She was an Imison Award 2020 shortlistee for best original script by a writer new to radio for the same play. She earned her MA degree in Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2019. She’s an experienced writer of many years and a trained creative writing teacher. Colette has extensive experience in coaching new writers, teaching workshops, organising writers’ retreats and giving constructive criticism.

Colette Victor
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