Creative Writing

Ref: C2523079

Want to write? Get inspired and develop your skills on this friendly and supportive creative writing course. Suitable for beginners and those with previous writing experience.

Course aim

A friendly and supportive creative writing class, suitable for all, with exercises and ideas that will inspire you to write and develop your skills.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Respond to prompts and ideas to produce new writing.
  • Write in at least three different forms/genres.
  • Give and receive feedback on writing.
  • Demonstrate the ability to edit my own work.
  • Describe how to present my work for publication.

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 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
  • The tutor will provide verbal feedback weekly after each writing exercise. There will also be a chance to hand in one piece of writing for more detailed written feedback.

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

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
  • 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/
  • The tutor will provide information about learning and publication opportunities during the course.

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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