Creative Writing for Wellbeing

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Come along to a creative writing group! All are welcome! Join us in rewriting the narratives of our lives and in exploring the possibilities of next chapters. This course lasts for 5 weeks and focuses on writing for wellbeing. We will be exploring our reflections and observations. You can write in whichever style you choose: poetry, script dialogue, or prose. You can write confessional memoirs in the first person, using 'I', or disguise and fictionalise your account in the third person, using 'he' or 'she'. The course will promote equality of opportunity and wellbeing, as we put our pasts into perspective and generate new chapters out of what we write.

Course aim

This course is for anyone who wants to explore creative writing. We will explore reflections and observations for wellbeing. Out of poetry, stories and memoirs we write we will put the past into perspective and think about our future new chapters.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course

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

  • write more effectively.
  • have improved wellbeing and focus.
  • have put my past journey into perspective.
  • have realised insights for my next steps.
  • have engaged with and given feedback to others.

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
  • 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?

  • Please bring pen and paper.

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
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • 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

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Creative Writing for Wellbeing

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Due to face to face teaching being suspended unfortunately this course is not currently available for enrolment.

We are launching a range of online courses shortly that may be of interest to you so sign up here to hear more.

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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