Creative Writing: Every Life Tells A Story

Ref: C2423134

Famous and infamous people fascinate us. Why? Through the examination of themes in the lives of well-known people, we will discover the stories embedded in our own lives and experiences. We will use these stories and themes as springboards to writing: memoir, autobiography, biographical sketches or fiction. The choice is yours!

Course aim

To identify and explore themes in the lives of famous people and our own lives and to enable participants to write about people of their choice or their own lives, either as fact or fiction.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers
  • As this is an online course via Zoom and using Canvas, you will need a device with good internet access, microphone and speaker, an email address and be able to navigate by clicking on links.

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

  • search and discover biographical information about anyone whose life interests me.
  • examine famous lives in a range of different ways.
  • reflect on or write about aspects of my own life or the lives of others
  • use the themes and techniques to create my own stories, factual or fictional.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

This is an online course on Zoom and using Canvas. You will find the course materials on Canvas. You are encouraged to bring a notebook to use, as well as your computer, laptop or tablet.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Creative Writing: Every Life Tells A Story


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 enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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