Creative writing: exploring the possibilities (09V130CL/23)

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Course details

Applicable fees
Total £67.50
Tuition Fees£67.50
Concessions are available for this course

If you’re new to creative writing or are aiming to broaden your skills by writing in a wider range of styles, then sign up to this course and you’ll have the opportunity to explore different genres, write in different formats and have a go at writing from your own life experience. You’ll put pen to paper from the very first session and your tutor will be on hand to offer advice and support as you experiment with new ways of writing.

You’ll start by learning about the conventions of writing in different genres and then have a go at applying what you’ve learned by writing a short story in a chosen genre. You’ll then progress to looking for inspiration from events in your own life and explore how the formats of autobiography and journal writing can be used to recount and narrate these events. Next, you’ll consider how events, whether fictional or not, can be portrayed through screenplay and monologue and explore how elements of poetry, such as rhyme and rhythm can be used to shape your writing. Finally, you’ll be supported to apply what you’ve learned on the course so far to edit and refine your writing in order to improve your work and to produce a final version of your creative writing that really showcases your skills.

You’ll come away from the course with skills and knowledge you can use to continue working on creative writing projects at home, whether you’d like to produce short stories or work on a longer piece of writing, such as a novel, a memoir or a screenplay.

What will I learn?

You will learn:

  • About different genres of creative writing;
  • How to write about your life and memories;
  • How to use write storyboards and monologues;
  • How to use elements of poetry in your writing;
  • Editing and redrafting techniques.

What is it like to learn with East Riding Adult Learning and Employability?

At East Riding Adult Learning and Employability we pride ourselves on the support we give to our learners, from the very first time you contact us, to the day you achieve your goals.

If you choose to learn with us, you will be supported by our dedicated staff, learn in small, friendly, and welcoming groups, and have the opportunity to take part in a range of activities to practice your skills. You’ll be encouraged to apply what you’ve learned when you’re away from the classroom and you’ll receive lots of encouragement and feedback to help you build both your skills and your confidence.

Our team will be there to support you at every step of your journey and we always welcome your feedback to help us to ensure that you always feel safe, happy, supported, and welcome.

What do I need to join the course?

Some basic experience of creative writing would be useful, but is not essential. You just need an interest in the subject and the willingness to get involved and to have a go at putting pen to paper.

What do I need to provide for the first session?

We recommend that you bring a notebook and a pen.

What could I do next?

There are so many things you can learn with East Riding of Yorkshire Adult Learning and Employability! It really does depend on you and what you want to achieve. Our friendly teams will support you in deciding your next move, whether this is progression to another creative writing course or whether you’d like to expand your horizons and sign up to a poetry course instead.

If you’d like to improve your English skills outside of creative writing, you might like to look at our Achieve Your English Goals course offer or make an appointment to speak to a Personal Adviser to find out more.

You might instead choose to learn a completely new skill, join one of our employability programmes, take part in some family learning, practice mindfulness, learn more about mental health or improve your maths or digital skills.

Whatever you choose, you can be confident that our teams will be able to support you every step of the way.

Can we help you to learn?

You can find more information on the Financial help and additional support page or you can contact us to talk about this and any other support we can provide.

Venue Details

Adult Learning Beverley
Adult Learning Centre, Burden Road, Beverley
HU17 9LW

01482 887670