Creative Writing – Place and Identity

Ref: C3747136

This course will explore the theme of place and identity in fiction and creative non-fiction by spotlighting effective techniques used in published work. Through in-class writing exercises, feedback from peers and tutor and reading extracts outside of class learners will enhance their creative writing skills.

Course aim

This course will help learners improve their creative writing through the exploration of place and identity across works of fiction and creative non-fiction including travel writing.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

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

  • Identify 4 creative writing techniques to incorporate into my writing
  • Give and receive constructive feedback on peers' work
  • Critique published works of fiction and creative non-fiction on place and identity to inspire own writing
  • Use personal effects (photos, diaries, train tickets, maps) and/or research on place information/stories to shape my own writing

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Pen and paper

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Creative Writing – Place and Identity

Enrolment Conditions

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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