Writers Workshop Term 2

Ref: C3672164

This is a workshop and will provide an opportunity for students to work on their own writing projects and have their work analysed and commented on by other students and the tutor. It would suit people with some writing experience.

Course aim

To provide a mutually supportive and enjoyable experience of creative writing with activities that lead to the development of each writer's skills in accordance with their individual starting points and objectives.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • The course is for anyone with reasonable fluency in English and a keen desire to develop their own creative writing but would best suit writers with some experience who have their own projects in hand.

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

  • Observe and enquire into the ways writers create their works, particularly how they achieve effective endings.
  • Comment on techniques of creating effective endings in poetry and prose.
  • Engage in positive critical analysis of the writing of other students.
  • See some development in writing techniques in their own writing.
  • Write passages in which different endings are used for specific aims.

How will I be taught?

  • Students will present pieces of their own writing, and constructive feedback will be offered by peers and the tutor. Model passages will be presented and voluntary homework will be set.Students will mainly be working on their own pieces of writing.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • Every student will be able to present a piece of writing during each session and constructive feedback will be offered by the tutor at that time and possibly also online.

What else do I need to know?

  • You will have to bring copies of your own work and also writing materials.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • It is essential for students to engage in a wide variety of reading of a literary nature for their own pleasure.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Enrol in Arvon writing courses and/or any of a wide selection of writing courses advertised in the media. Progress to an MA in writing at Sheffield Hallam University or other university. Continue writing for publication.

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Writers Workshop Term 2


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