Courses – Creative Writing

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A PRACTICAL INTRODUCTION TO LIFE WRITING

Josephine Jules Andrews

Starts: Monday 4 October 6.30 pm – 8.30pm, 10 weeks

Fees: £80/£70 Code: 05 102

Everyone has a story to tell and this course explores the art of writing from life. These practical classes include discussion of voice, genre and type 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 life writing skills, each course stands alone while also supporting progression.

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EDITING YOUR NOVEL

Sandra Ireland

Starts: Tuesday 5 October 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm, 5 weeks

Fees: £40/£35 Code: 05 107

This course will look at how to refine and edit your writing, with a more in-depth approach to editing and structure. We’ll have plenty of time for feedback and discussion, so if you need help in shaping your current work, this is the course for you.

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CARTOONING ABC: The world of comics

Zu Dominiak

Starts: Tuesday 5 October 6.30 pm – 8.30pm, 5 weeks

Fees: £40/£35 Code: 05 106

This introductory course will encourage you to engage in the art of cartooning. Over the 5 weeks, the classes will cover:

  • Character creation
  • Environments
  • The language of comics
  • Lettering

and work towards producing a 2 page comic.

In this engaging class involving a programme of short creative tasks, you may opt to share your outputs or simply receive feedback from the tutor.

No specialist tools are required. Anyone with a pencil and paper, or whatever tools you enjoy using, is able to participate. Equally, no previous art skills are required but an interest in drawing is!

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MAKE ‘EM LAUGH – WRITING COMEDY

Rachel Marsh

Starts: Wednesday 6 October 6.30 pm – 8.30pm, 6 weeks

Fees: £48/£42 Code: 05 109

Using literature as a guide, this class will look at the process of writing comedy for both prose and scripts. By investigating different forms of comedy from satire to gallows’ humour, to pratfalls, we will unearth the universality of laughter and the cultural conditions that make something funny. The course will be a mixture of lecture, reading, class discussion, and writing prompts, and it is aimed at those looking to write comedy or who just enjoy the humour of it all.

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CONTINUING LIFE WRITING

Josephine Jules Andrews

Starts: Wednesday 6 October 6.30 pm – 8.30pm, 10 weeks

Fees: £80/£70 Code: 05 110

This is a workshop-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.

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A JOURNEY INTO THE WORLD OF SHORT STORY WRITING

Susan Haigh

Starts: Thursday 7 October 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm, 5 weeks

Fees: £40/£35 Code: 05 112

Interested in writing short stories?

This practical and participative short course:

  • INVITES YOU TO STUDY AND LEARN FROM THE GREAT SHORT STORY WRITERS OF THE WORLD
  • OFFERS WEEKLY WRITING WORKSHOPS
  • PROVIDES WEEKLY RESUMES
  • INCLUDES INDIVIDUAL RECORDED FEEDBACK

Beginners welcome.

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THE BUSINESS OF BEING AN AUTHOR

Dawn Geddes

Starts: Monday 1 November 6.30 pm – 8.30pm, 6 weeks

Fees: £48/£42 Code: 05 116

Writing a book is hard – but making a living out of being an author is harder and demands very different skills. This 6-week course explores this competitive market, looking at different ways of getting published, marketing your work and getting publicity. This is a practical course for all new writers but also for those writers and authors who need to give their career a push and get their work in front of readers.

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WRITING FLASH FICTION

Susan Haigh

Starts: Thursday 11 November 6.30 pm – 8.30pm, 5 weeks

Fees:£40/£35 Code: 05 122

What is Flash Fiction? Flash Fiction is an old art form which has re-emerged amidst renewed interest in the 21st Century. Sometimes referred to as ‘very short short story writing’, Flash Fiction concentrates plot and characters into as few words as you like and has found new popularity on the internet.

This workshop based course offers weekly writing prompts, weekly resumes and individual recorded feedback to help you start or develop your writing skills in this exciting genre.

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