Creative Writing for Performance

Ref: C3529076

A course for aspiring writers to produce material they will be able read at local arts and literature festivals. Starts beginners on a journey and widens the knowledge of more experienced writers. Highly interactive, jargon free and fun!

Course aim

A course for aspiring writers to produce material they will be able read or perform at local arts and literature festivals.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Discuss contemporary examples of short stories and poems.
  • Use the principles and practice of writing techniques to develop own work.
  • Offer constructive criticism of other writing and make use of constructive criticism to enhance own work.
  • Edit and polish work to a high standard.
  • Write a short story or poem suitable for inclusion/performance an arts or literature festival.

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

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
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Participate in an arts or literature festival.

Download full course outline

Creative Writing for Performance 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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