Creative Writing for all

Creative Writing courses at Portslade Adult Learning

Creative Writing for All is a friendly and encouraging course for both beginner and experienced writers. The course will be delivered as a weekly two hour video conference. You’ll learn how to create and bring characters to life, write vivid descriptions and craft compelling plots. You’ll do writing exercises to engage your imagination and stretch your creative muscles, read and discuss published writers in order to learn what makes good writing, and you’ll also share your own writing by reading it aloud to the group to help you understand its strengths and areas you can improve in a supportive atmosphere. Come and get creative!

START DATE AND TIME:
Tue, 28th April 2020
1230 - 1430
DURATION:
10 Weeks
Code:
CL088
Full fee:
£110
Concessionary fee:*
£95

TUTOR:

Rachel Shorer

Address

PACA Adult learning, Chalky Road
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Creative Writing for All is a friendly and encouraging course for both beginner and experienced writers. The course will be delivered as a weekly two hour video conference. You’ll learn how to create and bring characters to life, write vivid descriptions and craft compelling plots. You’ll do writing exercises to engage your imagination and stretch your creative muscles, read and discuss published writers in order to learn what makes good writing, and you’ll also share your own writing by reading it aloud to the group to help you understand its strengths and areas you can improve in a supportive atmosphere. Come and get creative!

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Learn how to create and develop characters
  • Describe settings atmospherically
  • Plot compelling stories.
  • Use writing to explore and develop your own interests.
  • Read as a writer in order to develop your skills
  • Understand how to improve your writing through sharing and feedback
  • COURSE CONTENT

    A wide ranging and imaginative course covering fiction, poetry and autobiography that will allow students to explore their own writing in greater depth. Reading and discussing the work of a range of writers for inspiration, we will experiment with a range of techniques


    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

    In-class writing exercises

    Exploring published writers’ craft and techniques.

    Sharing and discussing our work with the group.

    Weekly homework tasks


    COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    No previous experience needed


    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 and written feedback on one sustained piece of work,


    EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

    A weekly homework task which should take about an hour to complete.


    MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

    Web access.

    A computer with a webcam or a smartphone.

    A peaceful place to participate in the course from.

    An email account.


    WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    PACA Adult Learning also offers Creative Writing: Intermediate

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