Creative Writing - beginners

Creative Writing courses at Portslade Adult Learning

Have you always wanted to write but never been able to find the time? Is there a story you want to tell? This course will help you to start putting pen to paper, and build your confidence as you begin to explore your imagination by writing creatively.
 

START DATE AND TIME:
Tue, 15th January 2019
1500 - 1700
DURATION:
10 Weeks
Code:
CL028
Full fee:
£105
Concessionary fee:*
£90

TUTOR:

Rachel Shorer

Address

Portslade Sports Centre, Chalky Road
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Have you always wanted to write but never been able to find the time? Is there a story you want to tell? This course will help you to start putting pen to paper, and build your confidence as you begin to explore your imagination by writing creatively.

COURSE CONTENT

We’ll look at fiction, poetry and autobiography, and you’ll do writing exercises, discuss authors, and begin to share your own work in an supportive and encouraging environment.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Discover and practice the building blocks of good writing, such as characterisation and setting.
  • Learn some poetic forms.
  • Learn about plot and begin to shape stories.
  • Use inspiration from your life to fuel your fiction.
  • Edit your work to improve it.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

Class writing exercises.

Exploring techniques used by published writers.
Small group and whole class discussion.
Sharing work in progress.


COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Suitable for students who have no previous writing experience.


HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

Students share their writing weekly and receive feedback from the group on what they have written.


EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

An optional homework task will be set each week which will take around a hour to complete.


MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

Paper and a pen.


WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

PACA offers 10 week courses in Creative Writing for Intermediate writers.

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