Creative Writing Workshop

Ref: C3742879

This course is to help develop and channel your creative writing ability. The emphasis is on individual development. All forms are covered including novels, poems, short stories, memoirs, feature articles and plays. There will be projects and discussions on many aspects of the skill of writing and feedback from reading your work in a constructive and friendly setting. The course is for writers at all stages. Beginners are welcome.

Course aim

To help develop creative writing ability. The emphasis is on individual development and is for writers at all stages. Beginners are welcome. All forms of writing are included .

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • No qualifications are needed apart from an interest in developing creative writing skills.

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

  • Show development of my writing skills
  • Show development in assessing my own work
  • Have experimented in writing in different forms
  • Be aware of publication guidelines, should these be required

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 will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time
  • In the nature of creative writing, you will be writing in your own time and bringing selected work in progress for feedback.

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
  • There will be some short writing projects 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.)
  • It is useful though not essential to have access to the internet. You just need to bring paper and pen or pencil.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No formal pre-reading is required but writers usually read widely and it is useful to look at the Writers' and Artists' Yearbook and such handbooks as 'Becoming a Writer' by Dorothea Brande.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • 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
  • Optionally, being involved as a volunteer for the WEA would be a good step. Continuing to edit work where needed and researching publication outlets if publication is relevant are other steps.

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Creative Writing Workshop

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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

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