Creative Writing - Intensive - Writing your Life | Dartford Adult Education Centre

Creative Writing - Intensive - Writing your Life at Dartford Adult Education Centre

Creative Writing - Intensive - Writing your Life at Dartford Adult Education Centre

Price: £120.00 Starts: 06/03/2020 Time: 10:00 - 14:30
Tutor: Charlie Bell Ends: 27/03/2020 Location: Dartford Adult Education Centre
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: FRI Duration: 4 weeks

About this course

Many people wish to record aspects of their life but don’t know where to start. Under the friendly guidance of the tutor you’ll be shown how to go about organising and writing a life story by producing a variety of written pieces and writing techniques. You will discover new strengths as a writer and feel more creatively fulfilled.

By the end of the course you will have:
Explored creatively the best way to present the elements important to your life story
Selectively used writing techniques to create a variety of effects
Improved your written pieces through effective revision and editing
Collaborated creatively, sharing constructive feedback with other writers in a friendly and supportive way

How will I be taught?

Through exercises and discussion, you will hone your writing skills and cover topics appropriate to life writing. You will study some autobiographical examples as well as engaging in practical writing activities. You will be encouraged to keep a file of your research and your written output.
Initial assessment will be carried out at the beginning of the course to assess your 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 during the course to monitor and record progress. Feedback on your work will be given in class by the tutor and fellow students in a supportive and friendly environment.
Work for home study will be given and will be discussed at the start of the next session. This may include research as well, background reading and imaginative writing.

What do I need to bring 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 you can consult

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.

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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Dartford Adult Education Centre
Summerhill Road

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code DAR/81725/H/LC.
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