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A taste of creative writing

Find out what creative writing is all about. If you sometimes want to express yourself on paper, but need help in getting started, why not come along and give this a try?

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Autobiographical writing: getting started

Interested in autobiographical writing? Learn how to get started and what's involved.

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Date: 28 Jul 14 - 8 Aug 14
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Comedy writing for TV: the mechanics

Explore the basic techniques for writing situation comedy for TV. Learn how to set up a comic world, how to people it with characters, construct plots and design scenes.

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Date: 1 Nov 14 - 1 Nov 14
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Creative non fiction: a taster

Explore the genre of creative non fiction by looking at the main kinds of writing covered and start to experiment with the genre.

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Date: 2 Nov 14 - 2 Nov 14
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English skills for creative writing

Do want to write creatively, but feel unsure of your skills with written English?
Explore creative writing (fiction, poetry, life writing and drama) with opportunities to learn and/or revise essential points of grammar and literary concepts.

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Date: 11 Aug 14 - 15 Aug 14
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Exploring creativity: from words to stories

Through creative games with writing and imagination, escape the constraints of the logical mind. Give yourself permission to play and generate raw material for your art.

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Date: 21 Jun 15 - 21 Jun 15
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Improve your English through creative writing: Level 1

Develop your skills in reading and writing short stories and poems. Improve your skills in spelling, punctuation and sentence structure. Learn how to use descriptive language to express your own ideas. Build an understanding of the structures used in creative writing by working with the group to complete a story of your own. Create and edit a class magazine. At the end of the course you will be able to take the Functional Skills English test at level 1.

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Date: 29 Sep 14 - 5 Jun 15
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Improve your English through creative writing: level 2

Develop your skills in reading and writing short stories and poems. Improve your skills in spelling, punctuation and sentence structure. Learn how to use descriptive language to express your own ideas. Build an understanding of the structures used in creative writing by working with the group to complete a story of your own. Create and edit a class magazine. At the end of the course you will be able to take the Functional Skills English test at level 2.

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Date: 29 Sep 14 - 5 Jun 15
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Introduction to forms of poetry

A short tour of the major forms of poetry and how to write in them.

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Date: 17 Sep 14 - 22 Oct 14
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Playwriting: a taster

Have you ever wanted to write a play? Spend a day working on character, dialogue and learn what makes an event dramatic.

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Date: 19 Oct 14 - 19 Oct 14
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