Creative Writing

Ref: C3670905

Are you interested in developing your writing creatively? Do you need new ideas to explore or a spark to get started? Are you looking for a supportive and stimulating writing experience? Then this is the course for you. We will be writing during the sessions - using personal experience, memory, imagination, observation, location and a diverse range of starting points and stimuli. Plot, description, characters, language, point of view and editing will also be explored; as well as relevant examples by published writers. Beginners, improvers and anyone who is eager to put pen to paper again are all very welcome to join. With ongoing direction, support and feedback, this course aims to increase your skills and confidence, enabling you to produce new writing wherever you are starting from.

Course aim

To develop creative writing skills. To provide a creative, supportive and stimulating writing experience. To increase knowledge and appreciation of writing.

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:

  • Explore and develop writing using a variety of starting points, ideas and challenges What
  • Write creatively with more confidence and skill
  • Discuss writing produced in the sessions and examples from published writers

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
  • Additional time spent completing writing begun in the sessions will enhance your learning experience, but this is optional.

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?

  • Please bring a pen and paper

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Reading matter will be provided or recommended. Reading any short story anthologies before the course begins would be helpful.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Continued development of personal writing practice.

Download full course outline

Creative Writing Course Outline


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • 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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