Dates Available

More information icon black

There are other versions of this course available. We’ve listed them below and summarized the differences between the one that you are currently viewing.

When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Rebecca Varley-Winter
  • Course Code W21HMSA15C

What you will learn

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.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognise your own writing capabilities and strengths and draw confidence from these.
  • Produce a variety of written work in response to writing exercises on a weekly basis.
  • Recognise and write using different narrative points of view with confidence.
  • Recognise the value of and utilise direct observation and the five senses in creative writing.
  • Critically evaluate and discuss a piece of creative writing with sensitivity.
  • Begin work on a creative writing project of your own

Cost

  • Full fee
    £135
  • Concession fee
    £100
  • Class format and activities

    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.

    Entry requirements

    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.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    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.

    What you need

    Pens/pencils, a notepad/notebook/paper and a folder.

    What you can do next

    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.