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Language courses: we teach a range of classical and modern foreign languages in many of our regions – designed to suit your needs. Writing courses: our creative writing classes are for everyone. Our brilliant tutors will support and encourage you, and you will learn from the rest of your group as well as developing your ideas, writing skills and knowledge and understanding about steps towards becoming a published author. Whether you have a story to tell already or have always loved words or poetry, our writing classes will be crafted around your interests.

Creative Writing - Thursdays with Cath Humphris View details

These are practical sessions intended to encourage the development of a writing habit. The course will begin with a series of starter exercises designed to create a friendly and positive group environment. The following five sessions will be based on various aspects of writing theory, each accompanied by a guided exercise that leads into an optional homework task. This tutor focuses on prose forms, particularly short story and flash fiction, but she encourages experimentation with style and form, and expects students to follow their own approaches to writing. Canvas will provide a place where the group can share their writing. The emphasis is on enjoyment and developing confidence in your 'writing voice'. Information and advice about competitions and other submission opportunities will be included.

Creative Writing - Writing your first Novel View details

Everyone has a novel in them, and if you have always wanted to find a story to tell then this course is for you. The course is designed for beginners to novel writing, as well as learners who have a passion for writing and want to pen their first novel, or have an early draft of a piece of work that they wish to develop and bring up to industry standard. You will be learning to tell rich and engaging stories that resonate with your readers; and begin to understand the basic principles of longform storytelling. If you have a burning idea and need support building it into a full work of fiction, then this introductory session could be the beginning of your journey. You will cover the key pillars of creating fiction, such as description, dialogue, structure and character. Craig J. Rickard has been working in the industry for two decades and specialises in working with new and unpublished writers. Several of his students have gone on to be published in various genres and mediums.

Creative Writing - Fridays with Cath Humphris View details

These are practical sessions intended to encourage the development of a writing habit. The course will begin with a series of starter exercises designed to create a friendly and positive group environment. The following five sessions will be based on various aspects of writing theory, each accompanied by a guided exercise that leads into an optional homework task. This tutor focuses on prose forms, particularly short story and flash fiction, but she encourages experimentation with style and form, and expects students to follow their own approaches to writing. Canvas will provide a place where the group can share their writing. The emphasis is on enjoyment and developing confidence in your 'writing voice'. Information and advice about competitions and other submission opportunities will be included.

Latin for Improvers 3 with Penelope Fewster View details

Latin is everywhere - in inscriptions, in textbooks for medicine, law and botany, in church liturgy and the records for family history. It is the ancestor of many European languages and by various routes has supplied about half the vocabulary of English. Above all, it is the language in which some of world's greatest literature was written and its poetry, oratory, philosophy and even novels have influenced many writers over the centuries and continue to do so today. If you are interested in any of the above, or simply enjoy a challenge, then Latin is for you. This course is for people who have studied some Latin (however long ago!) and would like to take their studies further. You will continue to study the grammar of the Latin language and the the context in which it was written: the city of Rome and the Roman Empire.

Italian beginners View details

If you have little or no knowledge of the Italian language then this course is for you! We will continue our introduction into the language with more shopping, eating and finding out what's on. We will also look at numbers and telling the time. Grammar will be around nouns, adjectives and the articles "the" and "a".

Italian for Improvers with Giuseppa Perricone View details

Do you love Italy and its culture? If the answer is yes, then learn with us! If you have a basic grounding in Italian, this course will help build your Italian vocabulary and give you the skills to talk about present, past and future events. You will also explore Italy's culture including music, art, lifestyle and cuisine. By learning with a qualified, native speaking tutor you will quickly improve your Italian! Our learning environment is friendly and welcoming. Your tutor will cater to all students by using a variety of learning activities that will build your skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Italian for Improvers with Giuseppa Perricone View details

Do you love Italy and its culture? If the answer is yes, then learn with us! If you have a basic grounding in Italian, this course will help build your Italian vocabulary and give you the skills to talk about present, past and future events. You will also explore Italy's culture including music, art, lifestyle and cuisine. By learning with a qualified, native speaking tutor you will quickly improve your Italian! Our learning environment is friendly and welcoming. Your tutor will cater to all students by using a variety of learning activities that will build your skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Writing Contemporary Poetry (Creative Writing) View details

During the course we will discover the features involved in writing contemporary poetry. We will explore: 1. Finding your voice as a poet. 2. Experimenting with syllabic verse, free verse and the modern deployment of rhyme. 3. The continuing importance of imagery and metaphor. 4. The continuing relevance of the lyric tradition.

Creative Writing with a Sense of Place at Kresen Kernow View details

On this two-day course we will be exploring that vital link which exists between your own creative writing and the places which are important to you, both real and imaginary. As well as trying out a range of writing techniques, we will also look closely at several other literary works, picking up a few tricks as we go from other poets and novelists. The first day will focus on poetry; on the second day we will delve into prose. These seminars will be based in the remarkable setting of Kresen Kurnow, home to the world’s largest collection of documents, books, maps and photographs related to Cornwall’s history. The first day will also include a special tour of the Kresen Kurnow archive and exhibition. But what about your own inner-archive of places, memories, photographs and stories? Make sure that you bring this with you on the day, as well as a pencil, a sharpener, a notebook. That's all you need to get writing and imagining.

Writing for Wellbeing with Shaun Kennedy View details

The act of writing can be very therapeutic. Whether with pen, keyboard, or dictation, we can fuse our thoughts and words for expression, release, organisation, and self-reflection. Within a safe and social environment this five-session course will examine and discuss various writing-related techniques that can be used to have a positive effect on our mental wellbeing. From journaling and expressive writing to letters & lists, safe-place imagery, and various creative practices, we will dip our collective toe into this field to pinpoint practices that could be useful in our everyday lives.