Creative Writing Advanced

Ref: C2338807

A course for writers wishing to increase their experience and challenge themselves a little more. The course will include regular writing exercises & discussions on the craft of writing as necessary arising from learner needs. A writing goal for a longer piece of work, long form fiction, short stories, set of poems will be decided by each learner and will be worked towards each week with learners bringing in their developing pieces for constructive criticism. The long term aim of the course will be submission of work to appropriate markets. The course is designed for students who have already completed courses with Alison Dunne.

Course aim

A course to stretch learners with some experience. This enjoyable, energetic class gets learners writing each week and this term continues to concentrate on a specific, longer project chosen by the learner.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

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

  • Show the development of my specific agreed longer writing project including work at home.
  • Show I have given constructive criticism/feedback to other members of the course on their writing projects.
  • Demonstrate I have taken part in writing exercises.
  • Demonstrate I have taken part in class discussions on the craft of writing.
  • Show that I have researched possible markets of my work and am working towards an eventual goal of submission of work.

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
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • 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
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • You will need to bring a notebook/paper and something to write with. You will need to provide copies of your work for other students to read and feed back on.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Creative Writing Advanced


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  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
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