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Creative Writing - Speak Up - Centre Based

Day of week:
Tonbridge Adult Education Centre, Tonbridge
Mixed Level
10:30 - 14:00
1 week

Class based Tonbridge Adult Education

Strike a blow for clear speaking! Designed for those who need to brush up on their spoken presentations of poetry and prose, (or work-based presentations), this workshop aims to improve your techniques at open mics and presentations.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Charlie Bell

Charlie runs his own writing and tutoring business from a shed at the top of his garden. He has an MA in 'Language, The Arts and Education' specialising in Creative Writing. He loves working in community settings and runs various workshops. He supports this by his membership of Lapidus, an organisation linking wellbeing with writing, and NAWE, the National Association of Writers in Education.

Charlie has published several local history books and also co-wrote and edited a series of 25 books for Hodder & Stoughton in their 'Beginners Guide to Literature' series as well as writing 'The Complete Writing Course' for the Regent Academy. Recently he has been published in several poetry anthologies, the latest being ‘Reconsider the Collection’ published by Tunbridge Wells Museum and ‘Links in the Chain’ published by Roundel. Some of his work was exhibited in 2017 at Trinity Arts in an exhibition by the arts collective Fractals. He performs locally and had his first one-man show called ‘Selfie’ in April 2017.

View all courses taught by Charlie Bell here

How will I be taught?

Through a series of practical exercises we will work to improve your spoken delivery and assurance. You will be presenting in front of the other participants and so will get plenty of useful feedback from the group and the tutor. At the end of the session you will feel more confident to present clearly to others

What do I need to bring with me?

Bring along a piece or two of your own work that you would like to practice with, or perhaps a favourite poem or piece of prose. It could be a presentation piece for work or college.

What can I do next?

A longer Creative Writing course or a course focusing on playwright skills. The tutor will be able to advise or visit our webiste Enrol early as places cannot be guaranteed.

What do I need to join the course

Please bring a short poem or piece of prose by a published author, and also a piece of your own writing, which may be a poem, piece of fiction, part of a presentation or anything else you are hoping to present to an audience.
You may also need a pen and notebook. The workshop is open to anyone who wishes to improve their oral presentation skills. Participants must be willing to take part in the practical exercises.

Getting to your course

Find us

Tonbridge Adult Education Centre
Avebury Avenue

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code TON/92913/K/NC.