Intensive Creative Writing: May

Ref: C2341113

Taught by a published writer, this short yet intensive course which uses exercises in both poetry and prose, is about increasing and developing writing skills. Editing and polishing will be discussed as the course goes on. So come, have a go, increase your skills, and meet like-minded writers.

Course aim

This intensive short course is created to get writers really concentrating on their skills and techniques in both poetry and prose.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No knowledge assumed and course open to new and more seasoned writers - new students may learn much from old hands, as well as from the tutor.

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

  • Recognise key ideas in poetry.
  • Plan how to structure a story.
  • Develop confidence and recognise what is good in your work.
  • Gain confidence in dropping writing that doesn't work.
  • Develop skills in editing and polishing work.

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?

  • 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
  • Please keep a writer's notebook -whatever form, electronic or other, this may take. Tutor happy to take longer pieces home to read.

What else do I need to know?

  • pen, paper, folder, writer's notebook.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • Tutor's new books are 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 as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • 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
  • Sending written work out or performing, if you so wish.

Download full course information sheet

Intensive Creative Writing: May

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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