Creative Writing Workshop

Ref: C3676372

The course is structured for students of all levels of intelligence, from basic to advanced in literacy skills, by providing tailor made packages designed to spur them into achieving their full potential. and produce work of publishable standard.

Course aim

The aim of this course is to inspire students to write creatively and produce written work at home for tutor and class evaluation. They will be encouraged to conduct research and join in debates and discussions relating to creative writing.

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
  • The course is suitable for absolute beginners and experienced writers. No previous knowledge of the subject is necessary. The course is suitable for able bodied and disabled students because it is presented in a building with access and facilities for the disabled.

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

  • Write a short story
  • Recognise different forms of poetry
  • Create a portfolio of written work
  • Expand knowledge through self-directed research
  • Develop critical, evaluative skills.

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
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time
  • Students will have an eclectic range of subjects introduced to them each week designed to encourage a reflective, or research based fiction, article or poem. In this way their knowledge and writing skills expand with their confidence and writing abilities. .

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
  • Your progress is monitored each week in class, usually after you have read aloud the writing produced at home from a suggestion given in the previous session. The tutor offers advice on improving your writing, and encourages further writing from you.

What else do I need to know?

  • An exercise book, pen and pencil, or A4 folder and paper. If any senses are impaired then bring magnification aids, and hearing aids to enhance communication in the classroom.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Students are encouraged to read fiction short stories and novels before, during and after the course. Specific books on Creative Writing can be loaned from Public Libraries and may provide a better understanding of the subject., but it is the writing itself that will benefit students.

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 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
  • Whether writing for pleasure or profit, or to enhance career prospects, the abilities of self-expression expand throughout the course.

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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 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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