Taster Class: Writing Of The Moon

Ref: C3530651

Translate your dreams into words on a page, and shape your ideas into a story, poem or song by sharing in a selection of lunar writing exercises. Be as creative or as factual as you prefer. We’ve all got stories we could tell, sometimes we just need a nudge to get started, NOW is the time. Join us for two hours of wallowing in words about our oldest satellite. What could be nicer than a friendly group of people creating stories? Whether you’ve not set pen to page since school, or are a seasoned scribbler – secret or otherwise, we’d love you to join in. It would be beneficial if you visited the exhibition in the museum prior to the taster session.

Course aim

To offer a variety of writing exercises that connect to ideas and displays at the Museum of Gloucester's 'Moon Exhibition'.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Produce a piece of writing in response to a set of instructions provided by the tutor.
  • Outline an idea for a piece of writing
  • Reflect on the writing activities.

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
  • It would be useful to visit Gloucester Museum's 'Moon Exhibition' before attending.

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?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • Tutor will supply paper and pens, but you may prefer to bring your own notebook and pen or pencil.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • It would be useful to visit the 'Moon Exhibition' at Gloucester Museum, prior to the start of the session.

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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • The tutor will be able to supply information about the Creative Writing Course starting in Gloucester on 23 September 2019

Download full course information sheet

Taster Class: Writing Of The Moon


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

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