Creative Writing for Wellbeing, Enjoyment and Personal Development

Ref: C3742172

On this course, we will look at different poetry forms that stimulate and support us creatively, in good times and bad. We will also write prose in different genres, thinking about the relationship between writing style and the category or 'genre' it might fit into, noting how fluid forms can be, whether poetry or prose. In the process, we will think about pacing and developing a voice that is true to each of us individually.

Course aim

The aim of the course is to introduce students to or refamilarise students with a variety of poetry forms, while developing prose techniques by dipping into genre.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Students will need to be able to read and write in English in order to make the most of the course.

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

  • Gain confidence in writing in different poetry forms
  • Outline a short story in a chosen genre
  • Gain confidence in their own writing style
  • Develop ways of sustaining their writing beyond the course itself

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

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
  • The tutor will record your progress on an ILP and will also ask you to consider submitting a piece of writing at the end of the course, which the tutor will retain as evidence of progress.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course outline

Creative Writing for Wellbeing, Enjoyment and Personal Development 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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