Introduction to Creative Writing

Creative Writing courses at Portslade Adult Learning

A confidence-building journey of imagination that allows you to discover the writer within. This wide-ranging course covers fiction, poetry and autobiography, and will allow students to explore their own writing in greater depth through writing exercises, discussion and sharing their own work. In the Spring we will revisit concepts covered in the Autumn term, providing an introduction for those joining the course while extending and deepening returning learners’ knowledge. Topics covered will include creating characters and setting the scene.

START DATE AND TIME:
Tue, 9th January 2018
1430 - 1630
DURATION:
10 Weeks
Code:
CL021B
Full fee:
£105
Concessionary fee:*
£90

TUTOR:

Rachel Shorer

Address

Portslade Learning Centre, Boundary Road
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A confidence-building journey of imagination that allows you to discover the writer within. This wide-ranging course covers fiction, poetry and autobiography, and will allow students to explore their own writing in greater depth through writing exercises, discussion and sharing their own work. In the Spring we will revisit concepts covered in the Autumn term, providing an introduction for those joining the course while extending and deepening returning learners’ knowledge. Topics covered will include creating characters and setting the scene.

COURSE CONTENT

In the Spring we will revisit ideas covered in the Autumn term, providing an introduction for those joining the course while extending and deepening returning learners’ knowledge. Topics covered will include creating characters and setting the scene. You’ll learn how to improve your writing through sharing and supportive, encouraging discussion.

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.

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.

A confidence-building journey of imagination that allows you to discover the writer within. This wide-ranging course covers fiction, poetry and autobiography, and will allow students to explore their own writing in greater depth through writing exercises, discussion and sharing their own work. In the Spring we will revisit concepts covered in the Autumn term, providing an introduction for those joining the course while extending and deepening returning learners’ knowledge. Topics covered will include creating characters and setting the scene.

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