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For new creative writers or those looking for a way to focus their writing activity and get new ideas, advice on all aspects of fiction and poetry writing will be given. You will be encouraged to develop your individual writing voice and to read your work in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Although it is a 3-term course, new students are welcome to join at the beginning of any term.
You will learn through presentation, handouts, class discussion, individual, pair, small and large group exercises, feedback and discussion., Writing exercises & home writing assignments., Giving and receiving constructive feedback on yours and others writing., Discussion of and experimentation with different techniques for writing.
This is a beginners’ course and no previous experience in creative writing is required., Level 2 literacy in English is needed, as is a willingness to share your writing with others and to explore a range of disciplines and forms of writing.
There will be regular homework; it will be beneficial for you to bring in work and share it with the class, either in small or large group work. Access to a computer and printer will be helpful, as you will be expected to type your work up and bring copies to the class.
Pens/pencils, a notepad/notebook/paper and a folder.
This course continues each term throughout the academic year; or you might like to try an intermediate or improvers' course in creative writing if you feel ready.