Creative Writing

Ref: C3741599

This is a group-driven course which embraces beginners and those who enjoy support in keeping-up the writing habit. Together we identify the human themes which are of most interest to the group and explore these through a variety of forms, while learning and applying technique along the way. We co-create a very supportive environment in the classroom which acts as a good springboard for experimenting and taking risks as you find your 'voice' and learn the craft.

Course aim

To provide inspiration and useful techniques to get you in the flow with a range of creative writing forms.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • produce a range of short-forms in response to writing prompts
  • provide constructive feedback on creative writing by others
  • use a range of techniques to enhance the impact of my writing.
  • apply my writing to a small-group collaborative project

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 may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

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?

  • All materials will be provided

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • Progress to more advanced creative writing courses at Ruskin College. Become involved in other writing/ book groups.

Download full course outline

Creative Writing 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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