Creative Writing

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This course helps writers expand and develop their ideas using techniques in both poetry and prose. Taught by a published poet and fiction writer, who has also written texts on creative writing. Come, meet other writers, have a go, and enjoy expanding your repertoire of creative writing skills and techniques.

Additional information about this course

Do you want to write? Or do you wish to expand your skills? Then come along to this creative writing workshop taught via reading work aloud, workshop sessions and skill development activities. Taught by a published poet and short fiction writer, the course is aimed at writers wishing to expand their knowledge of techniques and craft.

Course aim

Developing your writing using creative writing skills and techniques in 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, the only pre-requisite is a desire to write well and keep improving.

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

  • Make yourself a set of notes on how your writing has developed over the course.
  • Explain at least one key idea in poetry and prose structures.
  • Consider how you can edit and polish your work via learned techniques.
  • Identify a set of skills to be used in atmospheric scene writing, such as word use and pared-down dialogue.
  • Explore your own 'writing voice' and make a set of notes, from class discussions, on what the strengths of this 'voice' are.

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 in each class given-over to sharing opportunities/ events in education and creative writing, 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 work outside the class, and give feedback.

What else do I need to know?

  • Paper, pens, folder, and writer's notebook, whatever form, electronic or paper, this may take.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

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

What can I do next?

Download full course outline

Creative Writing 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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