Creative writing - Childrens books

Creative Writing courses at Portslade Adult Learning

This is a course for anyone with an interest in writing for children and young people. We’ll look at writing for picture books, children’s poetry, and stories for older readers. We’ll do writing exercises, look at published books, and share and supportively discuss our own work. Suitable for both beginners and experienced writers.

START DATE AND TIME:
Tue, 8th January 2019
1100 - 1600
DURATION:
1 Day
Code:
CL030
Full fee:
£38
Concessionary fee:*
£32

TUTOR:

Rachel Shorer

Address

Portslade Sports Centre, Chalky Road
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This is a course for anyone with an interest in writing for children and young people. We’ll look at writing for picture books, children’s poetry, and stories for older readers. We’ll do writing exercises, look at published books, and share and supportively discuss our own work. Suitable for both beginners and experienced writers.

COURSE CONTENT

This is a course for anyone with an interest in writing for children and young people. We’ll look at writing for picture books, children’s poetry, and stories for older readers. We’ll do writing exercises, look at published books, and share and supportively discuss our own work. Suitable for both beginners and experienced writers.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Write for different age ranges.
  • Create engaging characters
  • Play with language
  • Practice sharing your work and receiving feedback.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

Writing exercises

Looking at published authors

Exploring the craft of writing

Sharing and discussing writing


COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

No previous experience of creative writing is needed. You should feel comfortable reading your work aloud, and sharing your opinions in a group discussion.


HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

Rachel will check in with how you’re getting on throughout the day. You’ll also share your writing and receive constructive feedback from the group on its strengths and areas for development.


EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

N/A


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 Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced writers.

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