Wordplay (for people with learning difficulties)

Course Dates: 21/09/21 - 05/07/22
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Compose a piece of writing on a topic of your choice. Look at how other writers and poets use words. Perform your piece at the end of the course.
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Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00

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Course Code: SD135

Started Tue, day, 21 Sep - 05 Jul '22

Duration: 30 sessions (over 42 weeks)

Before booking on this course, we'll need you to log in or register with us if you're new. Please then contact us for a chat with our team to check that this course is the right level for you.
Why do I need an advice session?

Any questions? progress@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2586

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What is the course about?

Writing creatively in poetry or prose. What makes a piece of writing 'good'? Using life experience as material for your writing. Performing your completed piece to an audience of friends and others.

What will we cover?

What is 'creative' writing?
What is 'good' writing?
Sharing your work: giving and accepting feedback
How do we find subjects to write about?

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Express a view on what makes writing 'good'
Look critically at your own writing and change it where appropriate to make it clearer or sound better
Listen to or read other people's work and offer constructive criticism
Read and explain your own work with confidence.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

For people fluent in English (spoken or written.) You will need to be able to listen to other people and take turns in
speaking. Students can handwrite or use screens (tablets, laptops) or other communication aids as appropriate.
There will be a lot of class discussion.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Class / whole group discussion. Some small group work. Some students may perform / recite their work to a small audience at the end of the course.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

None. Materials will be provided.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

The Learning Disabilities department will run courses in several topics starting in September 2019. Contact 020 7492 2586 or email: learningdisabilities@citylit.ac.uk.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.