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Music, Film, Drama and Creative Writing

Writer's Group

July 2018 208

Start date: 2nd Jun 2020

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Cost: £45

Day: Tuesday

Duration: 5 weeks

Tutor: Jackie Kirman

Course code: 20SU097

This course is for people who enjoy the creative writing process - from beginners to more experienced writers…a place to share, critique and develop your pieces of writing.


For the first session students will need; pen, paper, folder/binder for notes


The course aims to:


By the end of the course students will have been able to develop ideas into longer pieces of writing and have an insight into the processes of critiquing and editing.



Every week we will look at current literary news as well as focusing on different literary techniques – The details below outlining possible techniques to be covered each week are flexible:


Week 1 - Introductory


Week 2 - The Art of Critiquing 


Week 3 – Technique in Creative Writing


Week 4 – Plotting/structure


Week 5 – Developing character

You will be contacted by the tutor prior to the course starting to inform you of the platform to be used.

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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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