Creative Writing

Ref: C2337518

Everyone has a story to tell. This course will help you tell your own story. You'll be writing stories, poems and memoir pieces. Friendly and supportive, there will be exercises and ideas to help you kickstart your writing, and feedback on ways to develop it. You'll be encouraged to research possible outlets for your writing, and meet other writers.

Additional information about this course

This course will help you to start writing your own stories and poems. Suitable for new and more seasoned writers.

Course aim

A supportive, friendly group where you can gain confidence in saying what you want to say and learn how to develop your writing.

Who is the course for?

What topics will this course cover

This course will explore writing stories, poems and memoir. You will be writing in the class sessions and taking ideas home to develop. Telling your stories and listening to other people's can help us to relate to ourselves and the world with more confidence.

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. Know how to write a short story. 2. Know how to write a poem. 3. Give and receive feedback on written work. 4. Develop your ideas in writing.

How will I know I'm making progress?

Feedback is given in the class sessions, both by the tutor and the course members.

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

Bring pen and paper to each session.

Reading and information sources

Wide reading is encouraged, but not essential.

What could the course lead to?

Students could progress to further courses, writers' groups and to self-publishing or being published.

Download full course outline

Creative Writing Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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