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Our creative writing courses include: writing novels, poetry and screen and radio plays.

Creative Journaling for Wellbeing View details

Using a range of creative journaling techniques we will explore ways to improve well-being. Each week we will try a new creative journaling technique to explore the NHS 5 Ways to Wellbeing. We will consider our personal barriers to well-being, including our caring responsibilities and their impact on our day-to-day life. We will be learning how journaling can help us set goals, overcome barriers and improve our well-being. We will also consider mutual support and signposting for continuing well-being beyond the course.

Creative Writing - Thursdays with Cath Humphris View details

Learn new skills and explore your creativity as we practice some techniques for creating short stories, true or untrue. The intention will be to generate ideas during the sessions, and to think about how drafting and re-drafting works. 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. Vladimir Nabokov said that ‘a writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist’, this will be our guiding principle.

Creative Writing - Fridays with Cath Humphris View details

Learn new skills and explore your creativity as we practice some techniques for creating short stories, true or untrue. The intention will be to generate ideas during the sessions, and to think about how drafting and re-drafting works. 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. Vladimir Nabokov said that ‘a writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist’, this will be our guiding principle.

Summer Snapshot: Writing Seasonal Stories with Shaun Kennedy View details

During a holiday to Greece, children hunt for artefacts whilst following a certain rumour. From under a hunk of coral, a cuttlefish darts out and flashes a multitude of colours. It hovers there for a moment as if to warn them. Just a foot away there lies a rusted shell; an unexploded WWII bomb. Summer is indeed a great season for stories. In an idyllic situation, the bright skies and soothing sunshine invite exploration and experimentation. Many of us have innumerable tales to tell from holidays abroad and childhood tomfoolery. On the other hand, the traditional traits of summer can be applied to pure fiction. One might imagine an alien planet consisting mainly of wild coastlines contrasting with deceptively serene oceans. This is the kind of thinking that will take place throughout this two-part course that will utilise lecture, discussion, excerpts, and various prompt-guided exercises to get us writing some summer-related short scenes!