What we're about

If you’ve dreamed of being a writer but were afraid to try, this is for you. If you love to write, but can never find the time, this is for you. If you read the words of your favourite authors and despair that you’ll ever be that good, this is definitely for you. In addition to our regular 8-week workshops, we host monthly meetups for writers - including communal writing evenings, borrels and author talks. Our teachers have been offering fiction & poetry workshops in Amsterdam since 2011 and during that time we've built an amazing community of creative people. We'd love to have you join. For more information, check out our website at InternationalWritersCollective.com (https://internationalwriterscollective.com/) and for daily inspiration, follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/InternationalWritersCollective/).

Upcoming events (1)

Master Class with award-winning Irish writer Caoilinn Hughes

Boekhandel van Rossum

Join us for an inspiring evening with award-winning Irish poet & novelist Caoilinn Hughes. The class is aimed at writers but can be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in literature. It will be conducted in English. ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED: internationalwriterscollective.com/course/master-class-with-caoilinn-hughes Hughes' debut poetry collection, Gathering Evidence, won the 2015 Irish Times Shine/Strong Award and the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award. Her debut novel, Orchid and the Wasp, was published last year by Oneworld. Anthony Doerr described Orchid and the Wasp as a “gorgeous novel told in an onrush of wit and ferocity” while the Irish Times places Hughes in the vanguard of new Irish fiction. She holds a PhD in English Literature from Victoria University, New Zealand and a masters in 20th Century Irish Theatre and Culture from Queens University in Belfast. We hope you can join us for the class and stay afterwards to get your book(s) signed and mingle with other writers over drinks & bites. The cost of this class is €15 – so that we can pay the bookstore for the use of their space and for drinks and bites. Any profit goes to the author or a charity of their choosing. You must register and pay in advance via our website: https://internationalwriterscollective.com/course/master-class-with-caoilinn-hughes.

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Outdoor write-together (free)

The Birdhouse Cafe

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