Creative Writing

Ref: C2340847

Do you have a story to write? A poem to compose? Or the desire to create your own narrative? Join this course to explore some of the many different writing styles, study the work of published authors and discover ways to develop your own writing skills and nurture your writing talent.

Course aim

To develop students' writing skills and progress their knowledge and techniques. To introduce students to new writing, to inspire them to write their own work, as well as look at the work of published authors.

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 from a series of given stimuli.
  • Use certain English key terms in writing. Using these key terms helps relate a story, to a reader.
  • Write a story or poem based around a seasonal event.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the rights and responsibilities of being a writer. The impact writers have on our understanding of the world and more local, community, events.
  • Write with increased confidence, enjoy writing and share stories and poems.

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • 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

What else do I need to know?

  • Pen, notebook, imagination.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • All reading is beneficial.

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/
  • Some students have progressed onto OU courses. One student is currently studying for her GCSE in Creative Writing.

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Creative Writing

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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