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Creative Writing Workshop

July 2018 029

Start date: 16th Jul 2024

Time: 09:30 - 14:00

Cost: £25

Day: Tuesday

Duration: 1 weeks

Tutor: Jackie Kirman

Course code: 24SU054

Introduction to Creative Writing: A Day to stimulate your creativity and to develop your skills as a writer. We will examine extracts from published texts and use prompts and exercises to explore our writing creatively.


Plot/Structure: How to structure, develop a story.

Creating convincing Characters

How to write authentic dialogue

Descriptive writing – sensory writing, show not tell.

There will be opportunities to share your work and respond to others’ creative writing in an enabling group environment.

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Jackie Kirman

Jackie Kirman has had a career in teaching, initially in the primary sector, then latterly in Further and Higher education institutions. She has specialized in Child Development and Early Years studies.

More recently she has completed several writing courses including a Postgraduate Creative Writing course at Masters level at York University in which she gained a first qualification. She is a member of the Alpha writer’s group which includes writers from all over the world. As a group they are dedicated to sharing good practice, producing high quality written work covering many different writing genres. Jackie also has her own website on WordPress ( jlk2016@wordpress.com ) where she posts poetry, short stories etc.

Although she is relatively new to the publishing world, she has had several pieces of poetry and short stories published (on-line – Poetry Republic, Bookers Readers corner, and anthologies – Great British Write Off.) She is currently writing a novel and a screen play.

Jackie believes that anyone can write creatively – and that each individual has their own set of unique experiences which can be used to explore the creative writing process. The course will help provide a framework from which to develop these skills.

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