Creative Writing

Ref: C3126636

This course is intended for people who wish to discover or develop their potential as writers in a non-judgmental setting. lts aim is to help students grow in confidence about sharing their writing and reading it aloud. Each session will have a different theme/starting point e.g. flash fiction, plays, folk tale or featured poet or writer etc., which will initiate writing exercises. Students will be encouraged to read their work back to the group to receive constructive feedback from the tutor and their peers.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to different writing genres and themes which inspire and enable students to develop their own creative writing practice.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • 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:

  • Name a featured writer and describe what impact their writing has had on me.
  • Write an ekphrastic poem.
  • Apply some editing techniques.
  • Work collaboratively and contribute to a collective poem.

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?

  • Pen, notebook, folder for handouts.

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

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Join a Book Club. Attend local Spoken Word events.

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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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