Intensive Creative Writing Workshop 01

Ref: C2338776

The course (taught by a published poet and author) looks at developing skills in creative writing - both using poetry and prose. So come, meet fellow writers, and have a go at exercises, participate in class discussions, and expand the creative writing tools at your disposal. The course considers all aspects of writing, from creating atmosphere, to the right words in the right places.

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 about expanding and developing your skills in both poetry and prose.

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
  • All welcome, a desire to write well the only essential.

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

  • Work to recognise how to create key skills in poetry such as imagery, depth, and tone.
  • Work to recognise how to create key skills in prose such as time-frame, pace, and use of dialogue.
  • Identify how to strengthen a piece of writing via editing.
  • Develop skills in polishing a piece of worked, this is linked to the 'cutting' editorial process, but means refining work further.
  • Identify a selection of skills in atmospheric scene writing such as word use and pared-down dialogue.

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
  • The first five minutes of each session will be given to sharing educational and artistic opportunities, including WEA.

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
  • Tutor happy to read longer pieces outside the class and provide feedback.

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

  • Book and website details provided throughout. Tutors recent books, Brand New Beat, stories, and Mr Bowlly Regrets, poems, from King's England Press, 2017.

What can I do next?

Download full course outline

Intensive Creative Writing Workshop 01 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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