Creative Writing

All our Creative Writing courses are available for adults aged 19 on 31 August 2017 and over only.

Please click on the Creative Writing course title in blue for more information and how to enrol.

Daytime and Evening Creative Writing Courses

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Creative Writing (Beginners)

This ten week course is designed to stimulate your imagination and get you writing. If you have a desire to express yourself on paper or want help beginning or developing your creative writing skills this is the course for you.

You will be encouraged to find your own voice through guided writing activities, share your work and receive feedback in a supportive atmosphere.

Creative Writing – Short Fiction and Poetry (Mixed Level)

For those wanting to develop their creative writing skills in both poetry and short stories, we will explore short fiction forms such as fables and flash fiction and expand your skills in creating tension, characterisation and writing effective dialogue.

You will be able to write and receive feedback in a supportive atmosphere, learn further principles of good writing and identify how short stories are crafted differently from novels. You will recognise key elements of writing poetry and some of its different forms, create vivid imagery and understand how to make every word count.

Creative Writing – The Writer’s Craft (Mixed Level)

This ten week course is for those wanting to develop their creative writing skills.

We will explore a range of methods to help you refine and strengthen your writing. We will look at the importance of place and landscape, how to write convincing villains, flashback, climax and resolution. One session will be dedicated to writing an effective synopsis of your work. The course is also intended to inspire and promote your writing confidence.