Intensive Creative Writing Workshops 1

Ref: C2340719

Taught by a published poet and fiction writer, this intensive course aims to broaden writers' horizons and teach them new creative writing skills - in both poetry and prose. Exercises using all types of creative ideas - from atmosphere to dialogue creation, get writers to explore and make the most of their talents. Also contains ideas on polishing and editing work and sending work out should participants so desire.

Course aim

To introduce practised and new writers to ideas on creative writing and how to apply these to their own work.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • All welcome and no previous knowledge assumed - beginner learners also learn from more practised students.

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

  • Create atmospheric pieces of short prose.
  • Have the confidence to explore and create poems.
  • Write using new skills such as the use of atmospheric words.
  • Recognise key creative writing techniques and skills.
  • Have the confidence to experiment with the forms explored.

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
  • Explore your own 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
  • I'm happy to take longer pieces home with me to read - tell me if you don't want me to write on them.

What else do I need to know?

  • pen, paper, notebook - whatever form, electronic or otherwise this might take. Folder.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No reading, but books, apps, and websites suggested throughout. Tutors current books Mr Bowlly Regrets - poems and Brand New Beat - stories, both King's England 2017.

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
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • Keep writing and send work out to be considered for publication / consider performing your work

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Intensive Creative Writing Workshops 1

Enrolment 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

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