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Music, Film, Drama and Creative Writing

Introduction to Creative Writing

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Start date: 16th Jan 2020

Time: 09:15 - 11:15

Cost: £95

Day: Thursday

Duration: 10 weeks

Tutor: Jackie Kirman

Course code: 20SP46

 

This course is for anyone with an interest in creative writing – a flexible course for new writers

For the first session students will need; All materials provided Additional Costs; Pen, paper, laptop/iPad if preferred

The course will cover:

Week One: Introduction to Creative Writing

Week Two: Technique – sensory language

Week Three: Technique – Show don’t tell

Week Four: Structure

Week Five: Character

Week Six: Character

Week Seven: Dialogue

Week Eight: Dialogue

Week nine: Story

Week Ten: Showcase

By the end of the course students should feel a developing awareness of their individual writing voice and an ability to express themselves creatively by applying the writing techniques learnt over the course. They will also have developed an understanding of the different audiences and market for new writers.

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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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