Creative Writing

Ref: C3529037

Maybe you are a beginner, or maybe you have just completed the Spring term course? Either way, this course is designed to open up the muse of creative writing in fresh, unexpected ways. We shall cover the main genres of poetry, fiction and life writing with a view to expanding your repertoire of exemplar material as well emboldening you to try out new ideas and strategies for writing. A typical session will allow students to share their writing in a supportive and positive group situation in which appreciation and hints for development will be equally balanced. All that is required is an open mind, a willingness to undertake new assignments each week and a capacity for tolerance.

Course aim

This course is designed to appeal to students who wish to develop their creative writing 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:

  • Absorb new exemplar materials and relate them to your own writing aims
  • Try out experiments with a varied selection of genres.
  • Reflect critically on your own and other group members' work
  • Participate in group discussions about a range of writing related subjects.
  • Build a body of work of which you can be proud and which might lead to further writing challenges.

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

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

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 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

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Creative Writing


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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
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