This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners.
Have you already some experience of creative writing and want to refine your skills? Then this Creative Writing - Advanced course is for you.
The three terms will cover a mixture of poetry and prose, as well as a range of genres, styles and approaches - and the tutor is happy for the course to be somewhat student-led as she usually tries to accommodate requests and student wish-lists within her planning, as long as these advance and hone writing techniques. Term 1 will include a variety of topics, tasks and advice - including some on how to lengthen and improve writing without compromising its calibre or plot-line. Throughout the year there will be some input on reaching a wider audience beyond the confines of class, including information on competitions and various pathways to publication, and, also due to learner demand, there will be guidance on how to tackle, shape and draft a novel. Each separate term offered at this level and time is structured so that the tutor can respond to specific requests or needs from the attending writers. We aim to help finesse individual style and abilities - using a combination of input, set tasks and thorough critique in our workshops.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Kimberley Burridge
How will I be taught?
The lessons include a range of fresh ideas and samples and most sessions involve some tutor input, which triggers a short, individual writing task that is then shared with the whole group - for brief but helpful advice. The other part of the lesson normally concentrates on work-shopping lengthier writing produced at home, and these classes are generous with feedback and ways to improve writing and the related skills. All classes are supportive, friendly and relaxed - yet also suitably creative and challenging.
Initial assessment will be carried out at the beginning of the course to assess individual skill level. Each student' s starting point will be recorded on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and targets will be set. This will be revisited from time to time during the course to monitor and record progress. Tutors will mark homework and give written or verbal feedback.
What do I need to have with me?
Pen and paper.
What can I do next?
Another Advanced Writing course with Kent Adult Education or with another provider.
What do I need to join the course
Some experience of creative writing.
This Advanced Writing Course is for those with experience of creative writing, preferably including a related class and/or work-shopping (sharing your writing with others and both giving and receiving constructive feedback) - though it is fine if this has been minimal. -The course would suit those wanting to test and enhance their ideas as well as continue to push forward with writing aspirations.
Joining your course
If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/109044/K/LC.
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