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L1 BEGINNERS CREATIVE WRITING

Practical sessions with an emphasis on building skills, sharing work in a supportive environment.
  • Who is it for?

    A workshop with an emphasis on building skills, sharing work and supporting other students.

    This course is perfect for those who have always wanted to develop their creative writing, but for one reason or another have never got around to it.

    It is suitable for anyone with a desire to write and who would like to make progress in a specific direction, whether that is in short stories or a more sustained piece of prose.
    Students should have fluency in written English.
    The course is suitable for beginners or those with a little experience.

  • What does it cover?

    Students will be introduced to various aspects of the craft.
    1) Develop skills in creating character. 2) Develop skills in creating structure. 3) Improve ability to transform life into fiction. 4) Improve ability to receive and deliver supportive feedback.
    Students are encouraged to develop confidence in their writing abilities, to find their own 'voice'. The atmosphere will be supportive and encouraging, with helpful feedback from the tutor and the group.

  • What will it be like?

    Writing exercises will be set for stimuli, and discussion in class. Homework assignments will be provided, but students are free to choose their own writing path. There will be plenty of opportunity for sharing work.
    Work is read out in class and there is an emphasis on developing skills in constructive, helpful and supportive feedback. Students also regularly assess their own learning and progress throughout the term.

  • What else do I need to buy or do?

    Pen and paper.
    Students are expected to find time each week for writing. For those want it, specific homework will be set.

  • What could it lead to?

    Any other writing course that requires some experience such as the Improvers level in Creative Writing at Mary Ward Centre or elsewhere.

Available Courses

L1 BEGINNERS CREATIVE WRITING

Practical sessions with an emphasis on building skills, sharing work in a supportive environment.

23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 12:30 to 14:45
Course Code:703
£168 / £59
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 20:15
Course Code:708
£176 / £62
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 12:30 to 14:45
Course Code:701
£168 / £59
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 12:30 to 14:45
Course Code:702
£168 / £59
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 20:15
Course Code:707
£176 / £62
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Life Writing

Tap into your memories, discover and value your true voice. Each class will inspire you with writing exercises, strategies, tips and motivation to help you in your writing life.

22 April 2024 – 08 July 2024
Monday, 18:15 to 20:30
Course Code:722
£147 / £51
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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02 October 2023 – 04 December 2023
Monday, 18:15 to 20:30
Course Code:720
£147 / £51
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 11 March 2024
Monday, 18:15 to 20:30
Course Code:721
£147 / £51
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Write Here! Write Now!

Whether writing from life or imagination, a first timer or an old hand, carve yourself a couple of hours’ writing time each week - no homework, no assignments, just supportive workshops which are designed to crack open the brand new writing in you.

22 April 2024 – 08 July 2024
Monday, 14:00 to 16:30
Course Code:727
£156 / £55
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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02 October 2023 – 04 December 2023
Monday, 14:00 to 16:30
Course Code:725
£156 / £55
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 11 March 2024
Monday, 14:00 to 16:30
Course Code:726
£156 / £55
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Meet The Tutor

Course Detail

Roger Mills is an experienced tutor, working with beginner and improver creative writers. He is a published author of fiction and oral history, mainly connected with East London where he lives. His classes are informal in their approach, encouraging students to share their writing and discuss each other's work in a supportive, constructive, and confidential manner. Students' work effectively becomes the course resource material, all of us evaluating what works and what can be improved under the guidance of the tutor.

 

For more information contact The Departmental Administrator at admin@marywardcentre.ac.uk

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