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Creative Writing - Writing in a Binary and non-Binary World - Online Live

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Delivered online
Level 1
18:30 - 20:30
5 weeks


Things move fast in language, just as they do in life. The old certainties of the post WWII order have largely been exploded. This online course aims to look at how writers might respond and what they should be aware of when they portray contemporary life. The aim is alert writers to issues they may come across and how they will need to respond. It is not a discussion or debating forum about any particular issues, beliefs or identity issues.
At the end of the course you will have become aware of how diversity, otherness and binary/non-binary matters will need to be acknowledged in your writing. You will be able to assess how your writing fits into this ever-changing world and what you may need to do to adapt.

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.

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How will I be taught?

Each session will include selected readings, discussion, tutor input, writing tasks and peer review. There will be an element of research. After each session you will be set a task to do over the week. You will be asked to share your writing with the group and to be willing to give and receive constructive comment on the work of yourself and others.
You will be given feedback from the tutor, and from peer review, and will have opportunities to self-assess throughout the course. You can manage your progress through your Individual Learning Plan which will record your achievements.

What do I need to have with me?

Pen and paper are essential.

What can I do next?

Your tutor will be willing to discuss options with you.
If you are interested in other subjects, please ask at Reception or visit

What do I need to join the course

Writers of any experience are very eligible to join. Beginners and more experienced writers are welcome. You should be willing to be open-minded, try new approaches to writing, develop your own creative potential, research on behalf of yourself and the group, and to encourage others in the group too.

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If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/108315/K/NC.