Abbeydale Writers

Ref: C3672897

Content will be flexible covering for example, expression, characterisation and plot, depending on the needs of each individual learner. Learners will share their work with the group, and the tutor will provide examples of published writing to support the work being done, when necessary.

Course aim

To encourage learners to experiment with their writing and to help them to gain confidence through reading their work aloud.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No experience is required, although the group, generally, tends towards a high level of literacy.

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

  • Have the confidence and ability to write in a chosen format
  • Understand the genre in which I am writing
  • Consider both audience and purpose in writing
  • Use any literary techniques which may be required to enhance writing
  • Gain confidence in reading my work aloud

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 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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • All reading is desirable. If a learner could bring a piece of their writing to the first class, this would be useful but not compulsory.

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
  • Students have progressed to the MA in Creative Writing courses at Sheffield Universities and had their work published in magazines, books and Kindle, and have worked voluntarily with children's charities in playwriting and storytelling.

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Abbeydale Writers


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