Discover the Story Within You with Janet Berenson

Ref: C2422524

Everyone has at least one story hoping to emerge. It may be from your life or your imagination. Together we will explore how to access the stories that may be waiting to be told. These may be written as prose or poetry or expressed in other art forms. You will learn listening, looking and writing skills to help you to elicit the memories and details - both imaginative and real - that will form the basis of your story. New and experienced writers will benefit from this novel approach. Visual and material arts will also be introduced as ways to express a story. You will be amazed by what you can create.

Course aim

To enable learners to discover and learn to express the story or stories within their lives or imagination. They will be encouraged to explore different modes of expression.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for those who want to write or are already writing - fiction, poetry or family history. The skills acquired will support all of these.

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

  • elicit information from people, places and events and use it to create a story
  • choose which medium is the best way to express your story
  • discover and develop skills in self-expression
  • write a satisfying story, poem, personal writing or create in another medium

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Discover the Story Within You with Janet Berenson


This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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