Intensive Creative Writing Workshop 02

Ref: C2338775

This course is aimed at new and more practised writers. The tutor is a published writer herself in poetry, prose, and creative writing texts. Come and have a go at expanding your writing skills via exercises in poetry and prose. Meet like minded writers and get tutor and writer feedback, all welcome.

Additional information about this course

These intensive four week workshop courses are intended for those intent on shaping and developing their skills and technical abilities in creative writing. Whether you're a new writer who wants to learn how to craft work or seasoned hand wishing to expand your techniques, come and have a go. Taught by a published poet and short fiction writer.

Course aim

This course is aimed at writers wishing to expand their skills and creative writing portfolio.

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
  • Open to all who want to write, and improve their writing knowledge.

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

  • Recognise a selection of creative writing skills and techniques that will benefit writing - such as using the right words in the right places, and cutting away what isn't needed.
  • Recognise that using the above skills plus thinking about pace and time-frame will develop how work is structured.
  • Identify how to strengthen a piece of writing via editing, polishing, and cutting.
  • Explain at least one key idea in poetry and prose sturctures.
  • Recognise that you have a personal style, identify key elements of this (as discussed in class) and nurture your own writing voice.

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
  • Longer pieces, too long to read in class, the tutor is happy to take away and comment on.

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
  • First five minutes of each class 'sharing time' for creative writing opportunities/ educational opportunities, including WEA.

What else do I need to know?

  • Pen, paper, folder, and writer's notebook, either paper or electronic.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No reading list but recommended books/ websites, throughout. Tutor's new books - Brand New Beat, stories, Mr Bowlly Regrets, poems, both King's England Press, 2017.

What can I do next?

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Intensive Creative Writing Workshop 02


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  • 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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