The ATKV School for Creative Writing of the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus) offers a variety of short writing courses to anyone wanting to take up creative writing or aiming to improve his or her creative writing skills. The only admission requirements are writing talent and a passion for creative writing. The duration of such courses may be from one to five days and they may also be offered at venues outside Potchefstroom.

The annual Winter School for writers stretches over five days, with attention to (three of the genres of) prose, poetry, column writing, children’s and youth literature, etcetera. For (aspiring) romance writers, the annual Spring School is the appropriate occasion; for three days the art of writing love stories is discussed and practically demonstrated. A course for congregational writing is, from time to time, presented on a Saturday, focussing on the content and layout of congregational publications.

Furthermore, the School for Creative Writing annually offers at least four short courses for young writers at various venues in South Africa. Such "chancellor’s courses" are made possible by the NWU Chancellor’s Trust and are usually presented on a Friday and/or a Saturday.

Offering courses on demand is another possibility; you are welcome to approach us with such requests.