WORKSHOP: Explore Creative Writing

Ref: C3529336

Students will have time to choose objects or displays in the museum and then respond in writing which could be prose, poetry or script. They will then listen to each other's work and offer constructive criticism so that each student can take away from the workshop new ideas to help them in further pieces of writing.

Course aim

This is a course for beginners and practised writers to use objects and displays in the museum as stimulus for their writing.

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:

  • Observe closely and make notes on what I have seen
  • Use the stimulus of the displays in the museum to craft my own piece of writing
  • Structure a story or poem being aware of narrative viewpoint
  • Use language creatively relying on images rather than explanations,

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

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • 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?

  • Paper and pen, or ipad,. Phone for taking photos would be useful

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • A preliminary visit to the museum would be useful but not essential

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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WORKSHOP: Explore Creative Writing


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