Creative Writing

Ref: C2419981

We all have the most wonderful creative imagination, and to spark it into life , there we be exercises set in class, a session where music is used as a prompt, another session using the work of a local portrait painter and a session on poetry led by an established poet. The tutor is a published playwright so people will have the opportunity to write a short play. The novel and the short-story will also be covered. Students will be encouraged to continue with their own work, which can be read out in class. The course is aimed at the absolute beginner as well as those with some experience

Course aim

Everyone has a story to tell. Be it through the novel, short-story, poetry or drama. Come and find out in a supportive and lively environment.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course

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

  • to write with more confidence
  • to be more disciplined with my writing
  • to free my creative imagination
  • to appreciate the work of other writers
  • to enjoy the creative process 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
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time
  • to carry on writing at home

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
  • 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
  • work from students will be taken home by the tutor for one-to-one feedback in class

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • to read BECOMING A WRITER by DOROTHEA BRANDE (out of print but available on Amazon as a papermac)

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Creative Writing


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