Creative Writing

Ref: C3840562

The course encourages students to produce pieces of poetry, drama and prose. The tutor provides stimulus each session and overall guidance. Students are encouraged to share their work with other members of the group and to improve their writing through analysis and evaluation.

Course aim

To encourage creativity in writing and provide students with strategies and opportunities for improving their work.

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:

  • Write a poem in response to a stimulus given by the tutor.
  • Write a piece of prose, such as a short story, in response to a stimulus given by the tutor.
  • Write a piece of drama in response to a stimulus given by the tutor.
  • Understand some of the things you need to to think of when evaluating your own and others' work.
  • Appreciate the need for planning and editing work before producing a final version.

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 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
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress
  • Feedback will come through peer evaluation and also tutor feedback. Students will also be encouraged to evaluate their own work by reference to established writers.

What else do I need to know?

  • Pen and paper is needed.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

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Creative Writing Course Outline

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Conditions

You can 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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