Develop Your Inner Voice Through Creative Writing (C) (HE12F92C)

Set your own personal goals and develop your own writing style through practical and sensory activities, exploring fiction and non-fiction forms of writing

When? Thursday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm from 16th January 2020 until 26th March 2020 for 10 weeks.

There are no classes on 20th February (Half Term).
Where? The course is held in Sixth Form Centre, Heathfield Community College, Cade St. Old Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 8RJ.
How much does it cost? The full fee is £132.00. The concessionary fee is £74.00. Please see our brochure or website for more information on the concessionary fee.

Please see additional cost information below
Course fees over £115 can be paid in one single payment at enrolment or in instalments by Standing Order. Please contact the office for details.

How to enrol?

Contact the ACRES office on 01825 761820 and staff will be pleased to help you.

Course overview

Bronwen initiates her writing courses by developing descriptive vocabulary, progressing to planning and writing narratives, through to the edit process. Through sensory experiences, research skills and practical workshops, she inspires writers, by working alongside them and modelling the writing process herself. Join her as you embark on your own journey to discover your unique writing pathway.
** On 30th January (week 3) the session will take place at an alternative venue to allow learners to extract creative ideas with which they can then develop their skills in bringing a setting alive in their story writing.

This is a continuation of the course that started in the Autumn Term. Please contact the ACRES office to enquire about spaces if you have not previously enrolled on this course.

During the course

What you already need to know

You do not need any previous knowledge, just a passion for writing. This is a continuation course that started in September but new learners are welcome to join.

What you will learn

Experiment with poetry, plays and prose, biography, memoir and non-fiction
Create interesting characters and compelling stories
Create a sense of place and setting
Know when to show and when to tell
How to make your writing more exciting and engaging
Top tips and handy hints for editing your work
Feedback from an experienced creative writing tutor
How to give and receive feedback from your writing group, enabling you to develop your own unique writing style

How you will learn it

- by practising the craft of writing in class and at home
- through participating in writing activities, discussions, sensory workshops and small group work that will encourage you to establish and develop the fundamental skills of creative writing
- by considering the work of established writers as inspiration for your own writing.
- by sharing your work and discussing both your own and your fellow students' development.

What do I need to bring to the first session?

Returning learners - a piece of your own writing that you would like to share
New learners - one of your favourite books or a book by your favourite author
A creative notebook you can use for the whole course, pencils, pens, enthusiasm, and a love of writing

How much extra study or practice is involved?

There will be opportunities for you to continue with your writing themes in your own time. You will find this supports your writing skills and develops your individual projects. You will also be encouraged to read widely, both fiction and non-fiction.

What do previous students say?

This is a new tutor to ACRES but previous creative writing students say:
"I've developed more confidence in my writing, and continue to be inspired and enthused by these lessons."
"I'm delighted, I've turned my scribbling into a hobby."
"This course has opened my mind to all sorts of different writing that I never thought interested me before."

What can I learn next?

What are the next steps within this subject with ACRES?

This course continues on Thursday 23rd April 2020. Find out more from your tutor.
Please see the ACRES brochure or contact the ACRES office on 01825 761820 to book your place.

What are the future steps beyond ACRES?

After a creative writing course at ACRES, students might consider an academic creative writing course (eg Open University) or a residential week (for example with the Arvon foundation) or workshops run by New Writing South.

How can I get further information about these?

For details of ACRES courses, please speak to your tutor, visit the ACRES website at www.acreslearning.org.uk, consult our latest brochure, or alternatively speak to a member of staff at the office in Uckfield on: 01825 761820

For other organisations, please consult their websites:
New Writing South - www.newwritingsouth.com
Arvon - www.arvon.org
The Open University - www.open.ac.uk

Further information will be provided by your tutor.