Introductory Creative Writing

Ref: C2524422

Want to write? This course will introduce you to creative writing in a supportive atmosphere. Each week we will look at a different aspect of creative writing with exercises that will inspire you to write and develop your skills - from how to create realistic characters to editing your work. This course is open to all but is particularly suitable for people who are new to creative writing or who haven't shared their work with others before.

Course aim

This course will introduce students to creative writing in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Plan writing by noting and developing initial ideas.
  • Produce a piece of writing in response to an exercise set by the tutor.
  • Read, discuss and reflect on work by published writers.
  • Receive and give constructive feedback on writing.
  • Demonstrate the ability to edit my own 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?

  • 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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

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
  • 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

Download full course information sheet

Introductory 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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