ZORA Online Creative Writing Course for Black Women & Women of Colour




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ZORA Online

30 Day Online Writing Course

Want to improve your writing but can’t find the time to attend a course? ZORA our online creative writing course is perfect for busy and hectic lives. The assignments are sent to you every morning, so you can do them whenever and and wherever you want!


What will I do on the course?

This is a practical course designed to help you hone your writing and editing skills. Using a wide range of texts and audio visual resources, you’ll receive writing assignments and exercises. You can use these exercises as stand-alone activities, or work them into an existing project. Each week we’ll cover a specific theme such as character, setting, dialogue and more. We’ll have a weekly check-in via our online members’ forum, giving you an opportunity to connect with other writers around the world. You will also discover (and rediscover) works by black women and women of colour authors. By the end of the course, you will have a collection of stories & prose, and a practical toolkit  complete with writing guides, images, soundtracks and more!


How much time will it take?

The ZORA course is designed to fit around busy and hectic lifestyles so there are no set times to be online (except for the weekly check-in) but we do recommend spending 20 minutes to an hour on each assignment.  Full instructions will be emailed to a participants a few days before the course starts.


Who is it for?

Black women and women of colour who want  to nurture their creative writing practice. This is an online course for women around the globe. There will be an online forum for you to interact with other participants. Open to beginners and seasoned writers. We welcome black women and women of colour living around the globe (UK, USA, Africa, Asia Caribbean).


Next course dates: 21st January to 19th February 2019

Where: Online






“I loved the course and it definitely ignited a fire in me!  I found the hints and tips super useful and will keep them to refer to as I carry on my writing journey. Thank you so much!”


“The course helped me with finding techniques to continuously write. It brought back my passion for my hobby. It also gave me the confidence to get out there and share my work.”


“Thank you for creating this course for those of us who are just starting our journey and who also have limited time during the week to attend face-to-face sessions”


“As I primarily write non-fiction, this course helped me think about how I was writing differently. It allowed me to realize that fiction and non-fiction aren’t as different as they seem, especially when writing personal essays. When I was able to complete the assignments I felt empowered to write what was true to me and confident in that.”