About The Tutor

Dr Claire Griffiths is an enthusiastic and experienced creative writing teacher who currently teaches on the University of Hull’s Online Creative Writing MA and on Imperial College’s online adult learner course ‘Short Story Writing’. She has previously lectured at Brunel University with Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo, run the creative writing programme at the University for the Creative Arts, and taught at the University of East Anglia.

As a writer, Claire was selected for the University of East Anglia’s renowned Creative
Writing: Prose MA programme, and continued on to a scholarship-funded PhD in Creative
and Critical Writing. Her short stories have been featured in major publications,
including Litro, Flash Fiction Magazine and The Feathertale Review, broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and both short- and long-listed for literary awards including the Bristol Short Story Prize and the Bath Short Story Award.


Here's what students are saying about our online Writing Short Fiction Course...


'I'm really enjoying the writing course so far! I feel like I'm learning loads. I haven't written any fiction in a really long time, but I managed to write a short story in response to the things I learnt in the first week's lessons.'                               Andrea, May 25 starter


‘Really great course; well-structured with a series of short sessions that are easy to fit into a busy week. Certainly improving my writing, giving me more focus and helping me understand the elements that make up good short fiction as well as appreciating the craft in the stories that I read.’                                                                        Colin, May 18 starter

‘I’d never done a creative writing course before and didn’t quite know what to expect – particularly with the virtual lessons. But I’ve found it engaging, stimulating and really helpful – both for me as a writer and as an English teacher who wants to improve my practice in the classroom.’                                                                    Dan, May 25 starter

'My feedback on your course is 100% positive. I'm loving it and I'm totally in awe of your depth of knowledge and ability to inspire. I love your choice of stories too!'

                                                                                                                   Jan, June 1 starter

'This is a practical and interactive course and very good value for money' 

                                                                                                                Chris, May 25 starter

'I’ve been meaning to join one of Claire’s courses for so long and am so pleased that I have now. It’s a joy to learn with Claire the craft of creative writing in a cleverly devised set of lessons that continually build on what’s been discussed and taught earlier.’

                                                                                                            Carmen, May 18 starter

'I am starting from scratch and this course is learning the enjoyable way. Fascinating detail.'                                                                                                Pauline, May 18 starter


'This course is fun and challenging.'                                              Judith, May 18 starter                                             

Praise for Claire's teaching from previous Ink@84 workshop participants:

'I thought the course had just the right balance of content, discussion, homework and teaching. It was a joy to do!'     Jonty


'It was well prepared, well thought out and well constructed. The selection of readings was helpful and relevant. Claire was a very good tutor, lots of encouragement but no flannel.'  Emma

'Overall I had an excellent time and I looked forward to each week -- both for the material and the discussions...it always felt as if we were in safe hands.'  Katie

'The sessions were always very lively and enjoyable. I looked forward to each one...the group's atmosphere was always harmonious and everyone seemed to feel free to discuss and disagree in a friendly way.'   Rachel


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