Creative writing - Children's 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 will look at writing for picture books, children poetry, and stories for older readers. We will 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, 7th January 2020
1100 - 1600
DURATION:
1 Day
Code:
CL051
Full fee:
£40
Concessionary fee:*
£35

TUTOR:

Rachel Shorer

Address

PACA Adult learning, Chalky Road
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This is a course for anyone with an interest in writing for children and young people. We will look at writing for picture books, children poetry, and stories for older readers. We will 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.
  • COURSE CONTENT

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


    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 are getting on throughout the day. You will 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.

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

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