Writing Workshop

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 90 Conc £35 Full £170 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Tuesday 18:30 - 20:30 5 MAC 02/06/2020 30/06/2020 HW3045

What will the course cover?

A supportive workshop-style 5-session evening programme that enables students to develop work-in-progress; the focus is on fiction and non-fiction of all kinds: short stories, autobiography, life stories and creative non-fiction; includes writing tutorials.

Who is the course for?

Creative writers looking for feedback on their work in a supportive, workshop-style environment; workshops are facilitated by an award-winning writer and creative writing tutor/lecturer

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

This is an intermediate-level programme. It is advisable that students have attended at least one creative writing programme already before taking this workshop (including the one-day Saturday programmes), or already be writing more independently; alternatively, students may enjoy reading fiction and non-fiction

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

*write, draft and edit prose in a range of forms and styles, drawing aspects of writing craft and technique *confidently workshop prose writing with others *confidently share prose writing with others *confidently give and received informed feedback on language, writing craft and writing technique in a supportive, positive atmosphere *develop your writing within the context of publication, published works and publishing markets

How is the course organised?

A 5-week supportive, workshop-style programme: a rota system is set up, and students pre-read selected student work before sessions; the programme also includes one-to-one personal writing tutorials

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

Students can read from the booklist provided to extend their knowledge and practice in-between sessions; you will also need to pre-read student writing for critique before workshop sessions

How will my progress be assessed?

You will receive feedback for writing development during workshops, and for the progression of creative writing study; personal one-to-one writing tutorials give more time for feedback and progress development

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

Students can take further creative writing programmes: more general programmes or more specialist ones running during the daytime, early evening and on Saturdays

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

None, but please bring a notebook and pen; students may want to purchase books from the reading list

What support is available?

There is a teaching assistant who can offer support to students with physical disabilities