Creative Writing

Ref: C2339525

This course is taught by a published poet and short fiction writer, and considers how to make the most of your creative writing techniques and ideas. It uses exercises in both poetry and prose to expand writers' abilities and knowledge of how to make the most of writing. The course aims to develop confidence in writing creatively, whilst having fun with words.

Additional information about this course

Do you wish to write? Or are you a writer who wishes to expand their techniques? Then come along to this creative writing Workshop taught via reading work aloud, workshop sessions, and skill development activities. Taught by a published poet and short fiction writer, the course is aimed at writers wishing to develop their knowledge of structure and skills.

Course aim

This course is for new and more seasoned creative writers and looks at how to develop ideas and techniques in both poetry and prose.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • All welcome, from experienced to new writers.

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

  • Write atmospherically using learned techniques in both poetry and prose.
  • Develop ideas about how poetic imagery works.
  • Write a convincing opening to a short story.
  • Recognise clichés in writing and learn how these are best avoided.
  • Develop ideas about a market for my work, should I wish to.

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
  • Develop the use of a writer's notebook, whatever form this may take.

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
  • As well as a class taught by discussion and exercise, the tutor is happy to take longer pieces of work home to read and comment on.

What else do I need to know?

  • Paper, pen, folder for work, and a writer's notebook, whatever form, paper or electronic this may take.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No booklist, tutor's latest collections are Mr Bowlly Regrets, poems, and Brand New Beat, stories, both King's England Press 2017 - books and websites will be suggested throughout.

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Creative Writing

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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