This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners.
Whether you are already engrossed in writing the story of your life or you are just beginning to think about recording your memories and experiences, this course will enable you to develop your skills as a writer and shape your own personal work. With the friendly guidance of the tutor, you will explore a variety of ways to formulate, structure and refine your life-writing project and by the end of the course you should be able to:
• Explore new routes to creativity that will enhance your writing
• Selectively use language to create a variety of effects on a reader
• Improve your written pieces through effective revision and editing
• Experiment with a range of styles, forms and genres
Learners are encouraged to be willing to read their work aloud to the group, giving and receiving constructive feedback in a mutually supportive and respectful environment.
Each term is self-contained, exploring different themes, ideas and techniques, and enabling new and returning writers to benefit evenly from the classes.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Jacquie Stamp
Jacqueline has taught a variety of Creative Writing, Literature, English and IT courses for Kent Adult Education since 2009 and seeks to make her classes enjoyable as well as informative and instructive for learners. With a master’s degree in Dickens & Victorian Culture from the University of Kent, she is now studying for a PhD in English Literature at Canterbury Christ Church University and hopes to graduate in 2021.
How will I be taught?
Through writing exercises you will practise writing skills and cover topics appropriate to life writing. You will learn techniques for writing by reading autobiographical examples, and through discussion and practice. A safe and supportive learning environment will enable you to give and receive feedback about your writing. You will discover how to create a ‘memory record’, where to start and how to order your work and also how to stay inspired.
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?
The minimum requirement is pen and paper. To get more from the course, access to a computer and printer is useful.
What can I do next?
Further Creative Writing courses with Adult Education, Further Education Colleges, WEA or Open University. The tutor or the Curriculum Leader will advise or consult www.kentadulteducation.co.uk
What do I need to join the course
Everyone is welcome on the course.
This course is for beginners and experienced writers. You will need to have at least Level 1 English and to enjoy reading other authors' work.
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/109022/K/NC.
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