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Music, Film, Drama and Creative Writing

Writers' Group


Start date: 19th Apr 2024

Time: 09:30 - 12:00

Cost: £125

Day: Friday

Duration: 10 weeks

Tutor: Jackie Kirman

Course code: 24SU058

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:
• Create a supportive environment in which to share, critique, and develop your creative writing
• Discuss the creative writing process, research the publishing market: competitions, agencies, on-line publishing e.g. WordPress etc.
• Help group members practice a range of writing techniques through creative writing exercises in class and at home
• Allow group members to develop their own pieces of writing over a period of several weeks – whether it is poetry, short story or a longer narrative.

By the end of the course students will have had a great time!!

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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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