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11th March 2010

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Writers Bureau Celebrates 21 Years


Freelance writing college The Writers Bureau is celebrating 21 years in the business with a host of special events and competitions.

Susan MetcalfeThe Bureau was set up in 1989 to help people with a passion for writing to learn the secrets of success in the publishing world. The organisation has since gone from strength to strength and offers a course that anyone can benefit from - regardless of age or educational background.

As part of the birthday celebrations, monthly competitions will be held that are all themed around 21, including a literary quiz, treasure hunt and Twitter Review. Prizes are set to include Writers Bureau courses, books, tokens and more. This is all taking place at and people are also being encouraged to leave a birthday message. Anybody who has entered a competition or left a greeting will then be entered into a grand prize draw in November, with a laptop as a prize.

“We thought that 21 years of helping people get into print for the first time and making their writing dreams come true was worth shouting about, so we want people to come and join in our birthday celebrations,” says Writers Bureau Chairman Susan Metcalfe. “My father set up The Writers Bureau to help new writers find their feet in the publishing world - he asked me to join by telling me the job could last a week or a life-time, but I’ve been involved for half my lifetime so far and we are still going strong!

“We want to use our milestone year to encourage budding writers to seek us out – we have a new website with thriving forums and lots of activity for students who want to be part of a lively writing community. Students and non-students alike can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook, as well as using the website to read our blogs, sign up to E-Zee Writer, enter competitions, check out the books we sell and look up details about our courses and monthly markets magazine - Freelance Market News.”


Theresa Gooda Writers Bureau's Student of the Year 2021

“I began my first Writers Bureau course (Comprehensive Creative Writing) in 2007. Having more than covered the course fees from published pieces I have never looked back. Initially my ambitions were to get going. I knew I wanted to be a writer, I just didn’t know how to go about it, or, if I’m honest, quite what I wanted to write. Since, I have gradually blended a teaching career with writing, first with articles and short stories, then increasing the writing commitment dramatically when I secured an agent in 2016 to ghostwrite a series of memoirs. This year I have undertaken The Art of Writing Poetry course to really hone my skills in what I now realise is a genre I love - and have already had my first poems published.”

Theresa Gooda - Writers Bureau Student of the Year 2021

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