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

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 39 Conc £14 Full £71 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Saturday 10:30 - 15:30 1 MAC 15/02/2020 15/02/2020 HW1082

What will the course cover?

• We will explore various ways of generating ideas for autobiographical writing, life stories and creative non-fiction that focus on music. We will also look at writing techniques in published text models across different forms of music-based writing - and use these to help develop original student work. Where possible, students should bring along some digital or CD recordings of 5 favourite music tracks linked to memorable events, places, people or periods.

Who is the course for?

• All adults who are interested in developing ideas and writing technique for original autobiographical and life writing • Music enthusiasts or those with a general personal interest in listening to music

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

• A good standard of written and spoken English

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

• Use a range of innovative ways to generate ideas for autobiographical writing, life stories and creative non-fiction that focus on music • Use a range of writing techniques and writing forms for creating different types of non-fiction writing related to music • Workshop non-fiction 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?

• A one-day Saturday programme • Emphasis on generating student writing work via writing exercises across different types of non-fiction and personal writing • Published text examples for writing technique discussion in-class (multi-group sizes)

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

• Students can follow-up the one-day programme by extending their autobiographical or life writing pieces from writing exercises, and emailing it for further feedback • Students will be given an autobiographical and life writing booklist, including specialist music writing books

How will my progress be assessed?

• Informal workshopping of in-class writing exercises • Written feedback via email • Peer feedback via email

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

• A one-term or two-term creative writing or autobiographical/life writing programme for adults • Further one-day autobiographical and life writing programmes, such as ‘Writing From Museum Collections’ and ‘Writing From Places’ • Writing Workshop • Bookbinding – Three Projects For Beginners

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

• Notebook & pens • Where possible, some digital or CD recordings of 5 favourite music tracks linked to memorable events, places, people or periods You need to bring a pen and notebook.

What support is available?

• Support assistant available for students with disability issues; please talk to the centre for more details at least a week before the programme begins • Some funding is available for fees and resources; please talk to the centre for more details at least a week before the programme begins