Creative Writing

Ref: C3528598

Explore your creativity! Whether you are hoping to open up your writing potential or already experienced and keen to expand your repertoire further within a structured programme, this course could be just up your street. Sessions will be tailored to introduce diverse writing prompts and examples, generate group discussion and develop a receptive reading of each others' work under tutor guidance. By the end of the course, you should possess a more confident grasp of different writing styles, have created some significant new pieces of your own work, and learnt to give and receive critical feedback within a friendly, supportive environment of fellow creative writers.

Course aim

This course is designed to help beginner and inter-mediate creative writers to respond to starter writing prompts in a variety of genres and develop an ability to evaluate critically and supportively the work created within the group.

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:

  • By the end of the course you should have compiled a small portfolio of writing responses in a variety of genres.
  • You will have engaged with a structured introduction to the disciplines of producing weekly writing responses.
  • You will have learnt to evaluate both your work and the work of others in a sympathetic and positive way.
  • You will have expanded your repertoire of contact with influential excerpts of literature studied in class.
  • Hopefully you will feel more confident about working independently in your chosen writing areas.

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?

  • 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
  • I am also happy to give one-on-one critical advice and support for writing projects, including supplying critiques designed to help students appraise and edit their work.

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided

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

Download full course outline

Creative Writing Course Outline

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

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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