Courses – Creative Writing


(Dates and times to follow)

An Introduction to Life Writing

Tutor: Josephine Jules Andrews

Everyone has a story to tell. This course will explore, through examples and practical exercises, the art of writing from life. Classes will include discussions of voice, genre and types of life writing, exploring and using memory, and writing time in memoir. The format will include practical exercises and discussion of written work in class. Suitable for anyone who would like to begin life writing or develop their life writing skills, the course continues in January 2019.

Continuing Life Writing ( Personal and Family Memoir)

Tutor: Jospehine Jules Andrews

This is a workshop-based course for more experienced writers or those who have completed A Practical Introduction to Life Writing 1. Offered for students who would like to develop and work on family memoir projects through practical exercises and discussion in class, the course may also consider preparing pieces of work for publication.

Write That Novel!

Tutor: Sandra Ireland

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? Over five weeks we will be discussing what it takes to get those words on paper and produce a publishable manuscript. Hints, tips, practical exercises and insights from an industry professional.

Writing Short Stories and Preparing a Manuscript for Publication

Tutor: Susan Haigh

A five-week introductory course covering:

What makes a good short story? What makes a good plot? Preparing your manuscript for publication or competitions and exploring indie publishers and journals.

The Business of Being an Author

Tutor: Dawn Geddes

Writing a book is hard, but making a career out of being an author is harder. During this course, we will explore different ways of getting published, marketing your work online and how to gain publicity in the press. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re looking to give your writing career a push, this practical course will help you succeed.

The Freelance Journalist

Tutor: Dawn Geddes

More information coming soon . . .