Course title:
Creative Writing
Alison Dunne
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Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Thu 18 Nov 2021 13:00 PM - 15:00 PM 2
Thu 25 Nov 2021 13:00 PM - 15:00 PM 2
Thu 02 Dec 2021 13:00 PM - 15:00 PM 2
Thu 09 Dec 2021 13:00 PM - 15:00 PM 2
Thu 16 Dec 2021 13:00 PM - 15:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 5
Total number of classroom hours: 10
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 10
Thu 18 Nov 2021
13:00 PM - 15:00 PM
Thu 25 Nov 2021
13:00 PM - 15:00 PM
Thu 02 Dec 2021
13:00 PM - 15:00 PM
Thu 09 Dec 2021
13:00 PM - 15:00 PM
Thu 16 Dec 2021
13:00 PM - 15:00 PM
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Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
Market Harborough Congregational Church
Bowden Lane
Market Harborough
LE16 7JD
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
£41.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
- What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: You will need something to write with and on during the sessions.
Course aim:
Many of my students say they need the discipline of a course to keep writing week by week. This course will get you writing, sharing your work and feeding back on the work of other class members in a friendly and supportive environment.
Course description:
A general course for writers wishing to commit to regular writing sessions across a variety of disciplines and to improve writing through learning the craft and feeding back to others in the group. There will be exercises to inspire new writing and a chance to share some of your work each week. There will be optional assignments to complete between classes and you will share your work each week in small breakout groups as well as the main session. You will offer and receive feedback. We will cover a range of areas including writing fiction, short stories, poems and life writing. Suitable for beginners and improvers.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Show I have taken part in writing exercises & discussions in the online learning environment
2. Demonstrate a greater understanding of common features of poetry, fiction and/or life writing
3. Feel more confident to share my work with the group and to comment constructively on the work of others.
4. Identify my writing goals going forward.
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

Whether your course is face to face or online, the WEA uses its online learning area, called Canvas, to support your learning. This includes using Canvas to think about and record your progress and to give your tutor and the WEA feedback on your course. Your tutor may put resources or activities on Canvas to use during or between lessons. If you want to understand more about our Canvas online learning platform please visit:

WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit

Information and advice

For more information and advice about our courses phone our support team on 0300 303 3464 or email:


We will ask you about any support you may need when you enrol. You can also telephone the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464 or email The earlier you tell us about your needs the better. We will be able to provide help more quickly.

You can also find out about what support is available through our Student Handbook. This highlights what you can expect from WEA and what we expect from you.

For information about course fees and financial support whilst you study visit

For student support relating to specific learning need or disability visit

What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next

You may benefit from speaking to the National Careers Service regarding your future career plans - call 0800 100 900 or visit their website