Intensive Creative Writing Workshops 2

Ref: C2340720

This intensive course looks at how to write well, and how to expand ideas you are already forming on writing and how it works. Looking at both poetry and prose, it considers how to make the most of your work. Taught by a published poet and fiction writer, it considers how words work best.

Course aim

This course on creative writing can either be taken as a follow-up to course one, or alone. It looks at how to get the most from your writing, and how to polish and edit work.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for both beginners and more seasoned writers, and students learn much from each other.

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

  • Recognise key ideas in creative writing.
  • Learn how to make the most of atmospheric sentence making.
  • Explore skills and techniques via a poem.
  • Learn more about editing and polishing work.
  • Write with awareness of narrator and what audience you are aiming your work at.

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
  • keep a writer's notebook

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
  • You will be able to give the tutor work to be considered outside the classroom, please let me know if you do not wish me to write on drafts.

What else do I need to know?

  • paper, pen, folder, and writer's notebook, whatever form (electronic or otherwise) this may take.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No reading list but books, apps, and websites will be recommended. Tutor's current books are Brand New Beat - prose, and Mr Bowlly Regrets - poems, 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 sending work out for consideration, and maybe have a go at performance.

Download full course information sheet

Intensive Creative Writing Workshops 2

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

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

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