Creative Writing for Publication and Performance

Ref: C3125902

The course will look at some basic elements of the novel such as the importance of dialogue, for example, in a practical and helpful way and introduce fresh aspects to the writing of autobiography. Students will have the opportunity to share their work in a supportive atmosphere. It will also cover the basics of performing short stories or poetry. There will be opportunities for students to practise their performance skills and they'll be encouraged to attend live literature gigs in the local region. If you want to up your game and get involved with the local writing scene in Wolverhampton then this is the course for you.

Course aim

This course will introduce the students to a range of writing techniques and outlets and opportunities for performance.

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:

  • write with more technical accuracy and appeal
  • bring fresh insight into the writing of autobiography
  • tell the difference between poetry written for the page and for performance
  • perform my own stories and poetry with more confidence
  • identify where the local and regional opportunites are to perform

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

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • A pen and paper or laptop is required but otherwise materials will be kept to a minimum.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • If you're going to attend this course then you are, hopefully, already reading widely and dabbling in some form of regular writing at home or as a member of a writers' group.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • You might find that publishing and/or performing opportunities come your way. This might be part of your wider working life in future.

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Creative Writing for Publication and Performance


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • 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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