Intensive Creative Writing Workshops 1

Ref: C2338768

This course is aimed at new and more practised writers. It looks at expanding creative writing skills via exercise, reading work aloud, and sharing information. It is taught by a published poet and short fiction writer. Due to its expanded length - writers have a bit more time to explore their approaches to work.

Course aim

This course is aimed at writers wishing to extend their skills in creative writing, and develop their writing knowledge.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Recognise key creative writing skills.
  • Hone and develop the above.
  • Recognise how to craft a piece of writing.
  • Look at what to cut from a piece of work.
  • Recognise techniques for creating atmospheric language.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • Some writing outside the class will be expected, and the tutor is happy to read longer pieces and comment on these.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • Feedback from other students is as crucial as tutor feedback, and if you have longer work you'd like the tutor to look at, please say.

What else do I need to know?

  • paper, pen, folder, and a writer's notebook - either paper or electronic.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No booklist, but books and websites will be suggested. Tutor's new books are Mr Bowlly Regrets, poems, and Brand New Beat, stories, both King's England 2017.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • First five minutes of each class devoted to discussion of opportunities and expansions of course, both WEA and other.

Download full course outline

Intensive Creative Writing Workshops 1 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 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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