Intensive Creative Writing: June

Ref: C2341117

Do you want to make the most of your writing? Do you want to have a go at writing over longer intensive sessions that are workshop and discussion led in turn? Then come and have a go at creative writing this summer. Taught by a published poet and fiction writer, these sessions look at how to make the most of your work, via exercises in both poetry and prose.

Course aim

This course is aimed at those wishing to work on their creative writing, in both poetry and prose, via a short course featuring intensive workshop classes.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No previous knowledge assumed - new writers may learn as much from more practised students (course open to both), as from the tutor.

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

  • Construct a story.
  • Recognise key poetic techniques.
  • Grow confident enough to polish work.
  • Develop confidence in knowing what to get rid of in a piece of writing.
  • Demonstrate improvements between first and second drafts of 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

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 otherwise this may be. Tutor happy to take longer pieces home to read, please say if you don't want these written on.

What else do I need to know?

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

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No course books, but apps, websites, and most crucially, books, recommended throughout. Tutors new books are Mr Bowlly Regrets, poems, and Brand New Beat, stories, both King's England Press, 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
  • Send work out and perform it, should you so wish.

Download full course information sheet

Intensive Creative Writing: June

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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