Creative Writing

Ref: C2340848

This course is about writing to the best of your ability, whether this be in poetry or prose. Taught by a published writer it offers fresh ideas on writing and making the most of your work. Editing and polishing skills will be considered throughout the course. Sending work out, should you so wish will also be considered.

Course aim

The aim of this course is for writers to have fun with words and expand their skills in creative writing - whether this be in poetry or prose.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • All welcome and no knowledge assumed for new and more seasoned writers. Students who are new will be able to learn from those more practised, as well as from the tutor.

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

  • Recognise key ideas in poetry.
  • Recognise key ideas in prose.
  • Know when work needs polishing and how to cut out the un-necessary.
  • Think about what to do with your work.
  • Feel confident in creating atmospheric writing.

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
  • You may want to keep a writer's notebook, see later boxes.

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
  • Tutor happy to take student work home (if longer) to read.

What else do I need to know?

  • pen, paper, folder, and electronic notebook, whichever form - paper or electronic, this may take.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No course books but websites, apps, and books recommended throughout. Tutors latest 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
  • Write and send work away for publication.

Download full course information sheet

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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