Intensive creative writing workshops 1

Ref: C2337140

This course looks at the nuts-and-bolts of creative writing, using exercises in both poetry and prose. It considers how writers can make the very best of their work.

Course aim

This course, taught by a published and award winning writer, is aimed at anyone who wants to write, and looks at how to make the most of your writing.

Who is the course for?

What topics will this course cover

The course looks at atmosphere in writing, narration, narrative, images, and making the most of words. We will also consider editing and polishing work for the greatest effect, and how to send work out should students so wish.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

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

1. polish and craft work. 2. edit pieces. 3. make the most of atmospheric work. 4. use a range of varied narrators. 5. recognise key creative writing themes.

How will I know I'm making progress?

Students should be able to assess how their work is going from tutor/ other student feedback. Tutor is willing to take longer pieces home and read them.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Pen, pencils, paper, folder, and a writer's notebook, electronic or paper.

Reading and information sources

No booklist, but recommended books and websites throughout the course.

What could the course lead to?

Course continuations, further writing, and longer projects for those students committed to creating longer pieces.

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Intensive creative writing workshops 1 Course Outline


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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
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