Courses – Creative Writing

AN INTRODUCTION TO LIFE WRITING

Josephine Jules Andrews

Everyone has a story to tell. This course explores the art of writing from life. These

practical classes include discussions of voice, genre and types of life writing, examines using memory, and writing time in memoir. Suitable for anyone

who would like to begin life writing or develop their life writing skills, the course continues in January 2019.

Code LLD81 Monday 6.30 – 8.30 Starts October 110 weeks Fee: £80/£70

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Code LLD918 Monday 6.30 – 8.30 Starts January 21 – 10 weeks Fee: £80/£70

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CONTINUING LIFE WRITING Memoir

Josephine Jules Andrews

This is a workshop-based course for more experienced writers or those who have completed A Practical Introduction to Life Writing and who would like to develop and work on family memoir projects. The course may also consider preparing work for publication. Individual start times are variable in consultation with the tutor.

Code LLD812 Wednesday 6.30 – 8.30pm Starts October 3 – 10 weeks Fee: £80/£70

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Code LLD925 Wednesday 6.30 – 8.30pm Starts January 23 – 10 weeks Fee: £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 course explores different ways of getting published, marketing your work online and how to gain publicity in the press. A practical course for new writers or those looking to give their writing career a push.

Code LLD83 Monday 7.00- 9.00pm Starts October 1 – 5 weeks Fee: £40/£35

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WRITING SHORT STORIES AND PREPARING FOR PUBLICATION

Susan Haigh

An introductory course covering: What makes a good short story? What makes a good plot? Preparing your manuscript for publication or competitions. Exploring indie publishers and journals.

Code LLD87 Tuesday 6.30 – 8.30pm Starts November 6 – 5 weeks Fee: £40/£35

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THE FREELANCE JOURNALIST

Dawn Geddes

Find out about the work of the freelance journalist – including how to write and pitch articles to magazines and online, doing the research and selling your work.

Code LLD922 Monday 7.00 – 9.00pm Starts January 21 – 6 weeks Fee: £48/£42

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WRITE THAT NOVEL!

Sandra Ireland

Hints, tips, practical exercises and insights from an industry professional.

Do you have the ideal plot but don’t know where to start? Or are you stuck in the middle of a lengthy writing project? This course explores what it takes to get those words on paper and produce a publishable manuscript.

Code LLD931 Tuesday 6.30 – 8.30pm Starts February 26 – 5 weeks Fee £40/£35

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