Writing courses at Van Rossum
Check out courses & master classes with the International Writers' Collective
Did you know you can take creative writing courses at Boekhandel van Rossum? We're happy to serve as the Amsterdam-base for the International Writers' Collective. They offer fiction and poetry courses in English throughout the year in Amsterdam, The Hague and on-line and a vibrant international community to support you in your writing goals.
Their 8-week autumn term kicks off at the end of September. See their website for details and to register.
Master class with award-winning Irish writer
The Collective also holds master classes with visiting international writers.
Coming up on Sunday, 13 October from 17:00 – 18:30 at the store: a master class with Rebecca O’Connor.
O’Connor is an award-winning poet and novelist and she co-founded and directs the acclaimed literary magazine The Moth—offshoots of which include The Caterpillar (a magazine for kids), The Moth Short Story Prize, and the €10,000 Moth Poetry Prize. The class is aimed at writers but can be enjoyed by anyone with a love of literature. Registration is required.
Recommended reading for the class: O'Connor's novel He Is Mine and I Have No Other. It's been called “An evocative, atmospheric and thought-provoking read” (Sunday Independent), “Quite brilliant” (Irish Examiner), and “A heady dive into the vulnerability, passion and recklessness of youth” (Sydney Morning Herald). You can pick up your copy at the store.