Master classes and interviews with writers & poets. The International Writers' Collective is an Amsterdam-based learning community. We offer creative writing courses locally and online.
Megin Jiménez Master Class Recording
In this master class, award-winning poet Megin Jiménez and Sarah Carriger discuss stocking the well of inspiration, finding the right place to submit your work, keeping writing fun and much more.
Rebecca O’Connor Master Class Recording
In this master class with Rebecca O’Connor, novelist, poet and editor of the literary magazine 'The Moth', we talked about her novel 'He Is Mine and I Have No Other' and the importance of setting, the challenges of capturing a teenage voice, the charms of the epistolary novel, the value of a good beta reader, some tips for those who’d like to see their work published in 'The Moth', and much more.
Caoilinn Hughes Master Class Recording
In this master class with award-winning Irish writer Caoilinn Hughes, we talked about her novel 'Orchid & the Wasp' and figuring out form, crafting a complex female protagonist, how to write when you don’t feel like it or have limited time, how publishing can kind of mess with your head and how to protect yourself, and much more.
Kristen Roupenian Master Class Recording
In this master class with Kristen Roupenian, we discussed her viral short story 'Cat Person' and a few others from her debut collection 'You Know You Want This'. Some of the specific topics covered included using horror and fantastical elements in your writing, learning when to stop revising, and dealing with the negative voice in your head.
Jennifer Clement Master Class Recording
In this master class with award-winning author Jennifer Clement, we discussed the challenges of writing about social issues, the role …
Joost Baars Master Class Recording
In this master class, award-winning poet Joost Baars and Sarah Carriger discussed the art of the line-break, poetry in translation, getting unstuck and more. Some inspiring words for poets and fiction writers alike.