Families are full of stories. This is your chance to tell yours.
When? Thursday, 10:00am - 12:00pm from 23rd January 2020 until 19th March 2020 for 8 weeks.
There are no classes on 20th February 2020 (Half term holiday).
Where? The course is held in Civic Centre, Civic Approach, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1AE.
How much does it cost? The full fee is £110.00.
The concessionary fee is £64.00. Please see our brochure or website for more information on the concessionary fee.
How to enrol? Contact the ACRES office on 01825 761820 and staff will be pleased to help you.
Course overview Explore your own family story, your own experience, or perhaps even that of a famous or notorious relative. Bring along family photos, objects, mementoes, favourite pieces of clothing - anything that will help you tell the story.
During the course
What you already need to know You do not need any previous knowledge, just a passion for storytelling.
What you will learn Over eight weeks you will learn how to best to handle storytelling, research, timelines, characters (yes, even real ones) and how to keep finding inspiration from the traces left behind.
The last week will be a presentation week to which family and friends are invited to hear you read and celebrate your story.
How you will learn it Each week will take the form of a sharing workshop based around one of these themes, using your own pictures or objects as writing prompts.
What do I need to bring to the first session? A creative notebook you can use for the whole course, pens, enthusiasm, and a love of stories.
How much extra study or practice is involved? You will be set a weekly writing task as homework, which will be an opportunity to receive feedback direct from the tutor.
What do previous students say? I found the teaching and course excellent.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the course I took and will be booking two more
I've developed more confidence in my writing, and continue to be inspired and enthused by these lessons.
What can I learn next?
What are the next steps within this subject with ACRES?
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.