Creative Writing - Term 3

Ref: C3668998

A fun and friendly class that looks at all aspects of creative writing from poetry to prose. Students are encouraged and cajoled to write, share their work, perform and submit to competitions and for publication.

Course aim

To provide a friendly, fun and supportive environment in order to encourage students to express themselves in writing

Who is the course for?

Anyone with an interest in expressing themselves in writing

What topics will this course cover

The course will cover poetry, memoir, short stories and longer pieces of work. We will look at characterisation, point of view, story structure and other principles of fiction writing. The workshops are interactive and aimed at encouraging everyone to experiment with their creative side. This term the focus is on entering competitions and submitting work

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:

Research suitable places to send work to Produce well-presented work to a deadline Self-edit work Provide and receive feedback on written work

How will I know I'm making progress?

The course encourages you to set your own writing goals and revisit them throughout the year to ensure you are meeting your own targets.

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

Pen, paper and perseverance

Reading and information sources

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron On Writing by Stephen King

What could the course lead to?

Further study with the WEA. Details will be provided at the classes. The WEA also runs intensive writing retreats for students committed to taking their writing further

Download full course outline

Creative Writing - Term 3 Course Outline


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