Creative Writing: Writing Autobiography, Life Stories And Creative Non-Fiction

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 37 Conc £13 Full £67 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Saturday 10:30 - 15:30 1 MAC 13/10/2018 13/10/2018 HW1075
Saturday 10:30 - 15:30 1 MAC 17/11/2018 17/11/2018 HW1082

What will the course cover?

We will explore various ways of generating ideas for autobiographical writing, life stories and creative non-fiction. We will also look at writing techniques in published text models across different forms of writing - and use these to help develop student work.

Who is the course for?

Those who are interested in writing autobiographical, life stories and creative non-fiction; it will also be of interest to those who are writing family histories and online blogs. Will suit both complete beginners and more experienced writing students.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

None, apart from English language skills that are competent for everyday communication

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

You will be able to use a variety of ways of accessing and shaping memories to inspire writing You will be able to use settings, place and people to create different forms of non-fiction writing You will be able to write across different forms of non-fiction using different aspects of creative writing craft

How is the course organised?

This is a one-day Saturday writing programme with a specific focus on writing autobiography, life stories and creative non-fiction. You can take this writing programme alone, or in conjunction with the other three Saturday writing modules. The structured session will include practical individual writing exercises, presentations, group & pair discussion, workshopping of student writing, printed materials and screenings.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Students can develop their writing exercises following the day writing programme and follow up their own interests on the reading list.

How will my progress be assessed?

Q&A during sessions; workshopping of writing exercises; short individual tutorials at the end of day writing programme; written feedback from the tutor post-writing programme.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

You can take additional Saturday modules: ‘Creative Writing: Writing Short Stories & Fiction’ ‘Creative Writing: An Introduction – Finding Ideas’ ‘Creative Writing: Writing For Cinema – An Introduction’ You can also take the general on-going creative writing programme during the week.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

There is a booklist that students can use develop their interests beyond the day writing programme. You need to bring a pen and notebook.

What support is available?

Ask at reception if you have any additional needs or requests.