Creative Writing

Ref: C2421308

This is a course that provides a friendly, warm, supportive environment in which you can get in touch with your creativity and express yourself by writing in any form - stories, memoir, poems, letters, songs and raps. Everyone in the group will write in response to a weekly prompt, suggestion or invitation from the tutor. This involves art materials, paintings, photos, music, published stories or poems and other stuff. It also involves lots of fun, nothing judgmental and quite a bit of thinking and discussion. The course will be designed with the actual participants in mind, responding closely to writers' needs and wishes.

Course aim

This is an introduction to creative writing for wellbeing. You will learn to feel more confident about using words to express yourself. Many people also make new friendships and feel that their recovery and wellbeing are supported.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for students who attend a specific centre only. For more information please call 0300 303 3464

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

  • Use writing to express myself
  • Use writing to explore thoughts, feelings and ideas
  • Share my work confidently
  • Listen to other people's work really carefully
  • Connect being on the course with feeling better

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

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
  • 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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

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
  • Blogging; involvement in community action groups; publication in disability arts/mainstream media; involvement in community writing and theatre groups; publication in in-house booklets; previous students have gone onto voluntary and paid work, and further/higher education

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Creative Writing

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If you don't have a pin, please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

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 2019
  • 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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