Creative Writing for Wellbeing

Ref: C3528305

This is a feel-good writing course for everyone. In an informal, supportive and friendly atmosphere, we'll be observing, day-dreaming, visualising and creating magic. No experience necessary, just a pen, some paper, and the desire to feel great!

Additional information about this course

Enrolment is via Reception Office, Carlton Centre, Carlton Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1UA, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Tel: 01934 426442. All students must register with Carlton Centre. No session on 02/06/2017.

Course aim

Feeling stressed, uninspired or bored? Then this feel-good course is for you. In a friendly, supportive atmosphere you'll be finding the beauty in life, and then writing about it!

Who is the course for?

This is a targeted course for students who are registered with the Carlton Centre. For further information please contact Phil Lyons on 0117 9166511.

What topics will this course cover

This course will concentrate on descriptive writing; making the ordinary beautiful for the reader. We'll be writing about colours, sounds, scents, flavours and shapes; memories, wishes and dreams.

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. To identify what you find beautiful, from a range of supplied resources (music, food, objects). 2. To describe your sources of inspiration, and make them beautiful for other people. 3. To share your ideas and written work with the group. 4. To support and encourage other students.

How will I know I'm making progress?

Verbal feedback will be given in response to every reading or handed-in piece of written work. Written self-assessment will also be required, and will be reviewed half way through the course, and again at the end.

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

You will need to bring pens and A4 lined paper. A sketchbook may be helpful to you too.

Reading and information sources

No specific reading or preparation is necessary, but the nature of this course means that late arrival will be disruptive, so transport plans may need to be made in advance.

What could the course lead to?

This course may encourage you to either continue writing - further WEA writing courses will be offered - or to explore wellbeing and relaxation activities in the community.

Download full course outline

Creative Writing for Wellbeing Course Outline


You can 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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