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, 14th January 2020
1000 - 1200
DURATION:
10 Weeks
Code:
CL050
Full fee:
£110
Concessionary fee:*
£95

TUTOR:

Rachel Shorer

Address

Foredown Tower, Foredown 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 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.
  • 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.


    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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    Counseling skills training 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. In the Autumn term we’ll explore some of the key issues relating to writing creatively, including writing from life and using your imagination.

    START DATE AND TIME:
    Tue, 24th September 2019
    1000 - 1200
    DURATION:
    10 Weeks
    Code:
    CL008
    Full fee:
    £110
    Concessionary fee:*
    £95

    TUTOR:

    Rachel Shorer

    Address

    Foredown Tower, Foredown Road
    View map

    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. In the Autumn term we’ll explore some of the key issues relating to writing creatively, including writing from life and using your imagination.

    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 your life to fuel your fiction.
  • Edit your work to improve it.
  • COURSE CONTENT

    Topics covered will include creating characters and setting the scene. 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.


    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

    Writing prompts

    Craft exercises

    Reading and discussing published writers

    Sharing and discussing our own writing


    COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Suitable for students who have no previous writing experience.


    HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

    Your progress will be regularly assessed and monitored by your tutor, taking into account class work and homework where appropriate. The tutor will provide informal, regular feedback throughout the course.


    EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

    Regular homework assignments will be set – these are optional and you will still get a lot from the course if your ability to write outside the class is limited.


    MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

    A pen and notebook, though access to word processing is useful for a writer.


    WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    Students may wish to progress to other Creative Writing courses offered by the college.

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    Creative Writing courses at Portslade Adult Learning

    In the Summer you will continue to build your confidence as a writer, and will learn by looking at published authors’ writing. You’ll share your work in a supportive, encouraging atmosphere, and will use discussion to develop your work

    START DATE AND TIME:
    Tue, 30th April 2019
    1500 - 1700
    DURATION:
    10 Weeks
    Code:
    CL029
    Full fee:
    £105
    Concessionary fee:*
    £90

    TUTOR:

    Rachel Shorer

    Address

    Portslade Sports Centre, Chalky Road
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    In the Summer you will continue to build your confidence as a writer, and will learn by looking at published authors’ writing. You’ll share your work in a supportive, encouraging atmosphere, and will use discussion to develop your work

    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 your life to fuel your fiction.
  • Edit your work to improve it.
  • COURSE CONTENT

    Topics covered will include creating characters and setting the scene. You’ll learn how to improve your writing through sharing and supportive, encouraging discussion. Any returning learners will extend and deepen their knowledge.


    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

    We will learn from published authors, explore technical writing issues and do writing exercises. All classes will involve sharing and discussing learners’ own writing.


    COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Suitable for students who have no previous writing experience.


    HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

    Your progress will be regularly assessed and monitored by your tutor, taking into account class work and homework where appropriate. The tutor will provide informal, regular feedback throughout the course.


    EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

    Regular homework assignments will be set – these are optional and you will still get a lot from the course if your ability to write outside the class is limited.


    MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

    A pen and notebook, though access to word processing is useful for a writer.


    WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    Students may wish to progress to other Creative Writing courses offered by the college.

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