Courses – Creative Writing

A PRACTICAL INTRODUCTION TO LIFE WRITING

Josephine Jules Andrews

Everyone has a story to tell and these courses explore the art of writing from life. The practical classes include discussion of voice, genre and types of life writing, and examine how we use memory and time in memoir. Suitable for anyone who would like to begin life writing or develop their skills, each course stands alone but the student-centred approach encourages progression.

Course Code:  04 201        Mondays 6.30/8.30    10 weeks  Starts: 18 January 2021     Fees:   £80/£70

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CONTINUING LIFE WRITING

Josephine Jules Andrews

This is a work-shop based course for more experienced writers or those who have completed  ‘A Practical Introduction to Life Writing’ and would like to develop their writing through exercises and work on personal writing projects.

Course Code:   04 212       Wednesdays 6.30/8/30   10 weeks  Starts: 20 January 2021   Fees: £80/£70

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THE BUSINESS OF BEING AN AUTHOR

Dawn Geddes

Writing a book is hard but making a career out of being an author is harder. This six-week course explores different ways of getting published, marketing your work and gaining publicity. A practical course for new writers or existing authors who want to give their writing career a push.

Course Code:  04 103       Mondays 6.30/8.30       6 weeks    Starts: 2 November 2020     Fees: £48/£42

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THE VARIED LIFE OF THE FREELANCE WRITER

Dawn Geddes

Are you a writer who’s interested in creating features for newspapers and magazines? Or perhaps you’d like to write content for websites or blogs? This five-week course will teach you everything you need to know about being freelance including: researching the market, finding work, crafting articles and penning killer content.

Course Code:   04 203      Mondays 6.30/8.30    6 weeks     Starts:  1 February 2021     Fees:  £48/£42

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CALLING ALL CREATIVES  – How to promote your work  

Dawn Geddes

Being creative comes naturally, but promoting you and your work? That’s a whole different ball game. This course will provide publicity training for people who work in the arts and creative industries. Whether you’re an artist or an actor, a jewellery maker or a photographer, this four-week programme will provide you with all the skills you need to really shine, including how to: promote you and your work on and offline, engage your audience, deal with media and present yourself in a calm and confident manner.

Course Code: 04  04 302   Mondays 6.30/8.30       4 weeks     Starts: 19 April 2021    Fees:  £32/£28

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THE CONFIDENT WRITER – Advanced Grammar

Rachel Marsh

Aimed at native and/or fluent speakers of English, this course will help you polish your writing – whether it’s a report  for work or a piece of creative writing.  Starting with a review of the basics so the following weeks will cover topics such as verb tense, sentence structure, syntax, lexicology and word usage. The course balances lectures with practical tasks to enable students to apply the information immediately to their own writing.

Course Code:  04  215    Wednesdays  6.30/8.30   5 weeks    Starts: 24 February 2021        Fees: £40/£35

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WRITING FOR WELL BEING

Sandra Ireland

Society is currently experiencing a mental health crisis. Not only are we experiencing the effects of a health pandemic, we are time-poor, constantly rushing, always stressed and subject to the damaging chatter of social media and other digital pressures. Drawing from work I’ve been doing with hospice patients and mental health charities, I will be offering writing as a means of enhancing your well being. Among other things, we’ll be looking at journaling, scrapbooking and poetry.

Course Code: 04 207     Tuesdays 6.30/8.30     5 weeks      Starts 19 January 2021          Fee: £40/£35

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WRITE THAT NOVEL

Sandra Ireland

In the middle of a project, or currently mulling over ideas for a new story? Perhaps you need more information before you start. This course takes a personal approach, guiding you along the way with five weeks of exercises, prompts and advice tailored to suit your individual needs as a writer.

Course code: 04 304        Tuesday 6.30/8.30    5 weeks      Starts: 13 April 2021     Fees £40/£35

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FINDING INSPIRATION THROUGH FOLKLORE

Sandra Ireland

People have been finding ways to re-imagine folk tales since the earliest times.This course is a must for anyone with an interest in the creative arts. We’ll look at the various themes and ideas associated with our storytelling heritage and discover what they can bring to or own practice in writing, art, poetry and music.

Course code: 04 312        Friday 10.00/12.00    5 weeks      Starts: 16 April 2021     Fees £40/£35

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WRITING FLASH FICTION

Susan Haigh

Ever wondered about Flash Fiction? Get writing with Sue Haigh. This course wIll inspire you, even if you have no experience. Pick up that pen and have fun in her acclaimed workshops! We look forward to seeing you!

Course Code: 04 120      Thursday 6.30 /8.30       5 weeks     Starts: 5 November 2020         Fee: £40/£35

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WRITING MORE SHORT STORIES

Susan Haigh

In this course we’ll be looking at the way in which writers of the past and present show can show us the way. Each session with Sue Haigh will include a writing workshop with individual advice on editing and presentation to publishers and competitions.

Course Code: 04 220      Thursday 6.30/8.30       5 weeks     Starts  21 January 2021       Fee: £40/£35

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INSIGHT INTO VERY SHORT FICTION

Susan Haigh

 A look at very short fiction from ancient times to the present day with tutor Sue Haigh. These workshops will inspire you to write your own short pieces and share them with others in your class. Individual advice and feedback will be available.

Course Code: 04 221      Thursday 6.30/8.30        5 weeks     Starts: 25 February 2021          Fee: £40/£35

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