Creative Writing for Wellbeing

Ref: C2419573

Come along to a friendly creative writing for wellbeing group! Everyone is welcome. Paper and pens will be provided. Just bring yourself and the attitude to join in. We will explore upbeat themes and focus on creative writing to jumpstart wellbeing. There will be the chance to read out your work and discuss themes with all in the group. The tools we practise of thinking, writing and focus can be carried over into writing work you do at home too. The course will also prepare you for work, voluntary or paid, and/or other courses, or can be taken alongside these.

Course aim

This course is for all who would like to maintain or improve their wellbeing through a friendly creative writing group with a view to practising writing for wellbeing in your own time.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is open to all. Because we will be reading material and practising creative writing in English, basic English is needed.

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

  • write at least 2 pieces of poetry or prose
  • be able to express thought, ideas and feelings trough creative writing
  • be able to share and discuss the individual work with others and offer constructive feedback to peer learners
  • to improve both verbal and written communication through writing and interactions with others
  • to improve general wellbeing and confidence

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

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • 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?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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Creative Writing for Wellbeing

Conditions

You can 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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