Course title:
Creative Writing Thursdays - with Cath Humphris
Tutor:
Cath Humphris
Course ID:
C3532789
Start date:
04/11/2021
End date:
09/12/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Thu 04 Nov 2021 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Thu 11 Nov 2021 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Thu 18 Nov 2021 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Thu 25 Nov 2021 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Thu 02 Dec 2021 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Thu 09 Dec 2021 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 6
Total number of classroom hours: 12
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 12
Date
Thu 04 Nov 2021
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 11 Nov 2021
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 18 Nov 2021
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 25 Nov 2021
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 02 Dec 2021
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 09 Dec 2021
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
6
Total number of classroom hours:
12
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
12
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£38.40 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?
You will need pen/pencil and paper/notebook, for taking part in writing exercises during the sessions.
Course aim:
To practice some of the techniques for writing very short fiction, with a view to building a portfolio of writing.
Course description:
Learn new skills and explore your creativity as we practice short story techniques. We will be thinking about economy, and considering how micro-fictions, flash fictions and prose poems work. The intention will be to create first drafts during the sessions, and to think about how and why we might want to re-draft. There will be structured exercises, discussion about form, style, and key techniques, and an optional weekly opportunity to share writing for feedback from the group as well as the tutor. Guidance on feedback techniques will be provided; the course content has flexibility, and will be adapted to suit the needs of the group. We take our inspiration from the writer, Nuala Ní Chonchúir, who says, 'There is no big secret to being a writer of short fiction or anything else, you simply must write.'
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Develop my individual style and tone.
2. Discuss some techniques used in given pieces of published writing, and apply some of them to my own writing.
3. Improve my ability to evaluate writing, through sharing my writing with the group, and reflecting on writing provided by the tutor, and by other members of the group.
4. Identify ways in which we control the structure of a piece of writing.
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: www.wea.org.uk/help

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 www.wea.org.uk/help

Information and advice

For more information and advice about our courses phone our support team on 0300 303 3464 or email: courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

Support

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 studentsupport@wea.org.uk. 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. https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/student-handbook

For information about course fees and financial support whilst you study visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/course-fees-and-financial-support

For student support relating to specific learning need or disability visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/learningsupport

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 https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

You may benefit from speaking to the National Careers Service regarding your future career plans - call 0800 100 900 or visit their website https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk