Creative Writing in the Park

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The course is for developing writers who are beginning to get their work published/ performed. It will consist of six sessions, some of which will take place in West Park, where you'll be asked to use your senses more forensically: imagine lives of people in the park, focus on the importance of water and wildlife. We hope to include a visit to the conservatory and its exotic plant collection, and conclude with bench session writing. All this can be shared as we go along and at the final session.

Course aim

The aim of this course, 'Creative Writing in the Park' is to stretch the imagination and range of writers who are working towards getting their work published or performed. Some sessions will be held in West Park in Wolverhampton.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is for those students who have studied creative writing with Simon Fletcher over the past year or so. It will be challenging but fun.

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

  • Use my senses when writing
  • Write with confidence about the life of someone unknown
  • Appreciate nature and the natural environment
  • Complete written work based on observation

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
  • 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?

  • Homework will be set. Some students may also like to do some research on parks, wildlife and the health benefits of regular walking/ observing. A notebook would be essential and possibly a digital camera or phone.

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 a course with another provider

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Creative Writing in the Park

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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.

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by the West Midlands 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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