Adventure in Creative Writing

Ref: C3670690

The course will cover different genres of creative writing from journalism to poetry, from short fiction to long fiction. There will be input on editing and redrafting, performance and how to get your writing published.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to creative writing and [for more experienced writers] some development of their skills. But suitable for students of all abilities and experience.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for any intending writer wishing to expand or develop their skills.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Recognise which genre[s] I feel most comfortable writing in
  • Have a developing knowledge of different writing genres and how they work.
  • Share their work confidently in pairs and to the whole group
  • Be able to give and receive constructive criticism

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • A pen, a notebook and a sense of adventure.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Continue with next term of same course and tutor.

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Adventure in Creative Writing Course Outline

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Waiting List Conditions

You can join the waiting list if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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