Type
13 courses
Creative Writing

Advanced Scriptwriting Workshop

This is a workshop based classed designed for intermediate and advanced writers to develop scripts for radio, TV, film and stage.

13/01/2022 - Thu (10:00-12:30) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £210.00 - C01692-212202
21/04/2022 - Thu (10:00-12:30) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £210.00 - C01692-212203

Comedy Writing - Introduction

This course may be delivered online - please see the course information box to confirm.

This course will give you the skills needed to write two-minute sketches, the building blocks of comedy. You will discover valuable techniques in creating a flow of creative ideas and learn how to structure a sketch. You’ll explore ways of creating vivid, funny characters and writing sharp comic dialogue. There will also be advice on finding markets.

Please note the Introduction to Comedy Writing on 1st March takes place at Hillcroft in Surbiton.

11/01/2022 - Tue (19:00-21:15) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 10 weeks - £194.00 - L00050-212202
19/04/2022 - Tue (19:00-21:15) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £194.00 - L00050-212204

Creative Writing - Beginners

This course may be delivered online - please see the course information box to confirm.

This course will introduce you to the basic elements of creative writing. You will find the space, and given encouragement, to start your writing journey, wherever it will take you.

15/01/2022 - Sat (10:00-12:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £171.00 - C00426-212203
18/01/2022 - Tue (12:00-14:00) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 10 weeks - £171.00 - C00426-212204
19/04/2022 - Tue (09:30-11:30) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £171.00 - C00426-212205
23/04/2022 - Sat (10:00-12:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £171.00 - C00426-212206

Creative Writing - Critical Workshop

This course will be delivered online.

This regular session will provide a forum for writers of some experience, who would like to share their work regularly in a constructive atmosphere.
Whether your project is a novel, a memoir, short stories or flash fiction, you will find this an invaluable and supportive space in which to progress your work.

15/01/2022 - Sat (12:15-14:15) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 10 weeks - £171.00 - L00016-212203
18/01/2022 - Tue (09:30-11:30) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 10 weeks - £171.00 - L00016-212204
19/04/2022 - Tue (12:00-14:00) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 10 weeks - £171.00 - L00016-212205
23/04/2022 - Sat (12:15-14:15) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 10 weeks - £171.00 - L00016-212206

Creative Writing - Exploring Creative Writing

This course may be delivered online - please see the course information box to confirm.

This course explores all aspects of creative writing to help you discover your voice and develop your creative writing skills. You will be stimulated, challenged and entertained in equal measure and, as your confidence grows, you will gain mastery across the forms and genres, allowing your creative voice to grow and giving full reign to your imagination. Whether you wish to explore or enhance your creative writing skills, this is the course for you.

10/01/2022 - Mon (19:00-21:00) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 10 weeks - £171.00 - C01016-212202
25/04/2022 - Mon (19:00-21:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £171.00 - C01016-212203

Creative Writing - Writing for Children

This course aims to encourage and inform students who are interested in writing short stories, novels, poetry, plays, picture books and non-fiction for children and young adults.

13/01/2022 - Thu (13:00-15:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £171.00 - C00425-212202
21/04/2022 - Thu (13:00-15:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £171.00 - C00425-212203

Journal Writing for De-stressing and Creative Awakening

Journal Writing is one of the best things you can do to improve your memory, clarify your thinking, increase your creativity, and just become a more all-around awesome person.

This course is about finding our trust in our inner creativity and freeing it and our healing process. We will share tools that help us to dissolve blocks and transform and recover our well being through our creative power. Creativity is our through nature and through a simple scientific approach of experimentation and observation, we establish a connected flow with words on paper.

Our aim is to...

01/03/2022 - Tue (13:00-15:00) - Parkshot Campus - 4 weeks - £68.00 - C02516-212202

Ways into Poetry: an Introduction to Writing and Crafting Poems

This course is suitable anyone who would like to kickstart a creative journey into writing poetry and to explore the powerful role it can play in our lives. If you are already writing, these workshops may help you to take your work in new directions.

Throughout the five weeks you will be introduced to key elements, such as language and sound and form and structure. We will look at what poetry means to us and how reading the work of contemporary poets can help us write our own.

Each week you will produce a poem from an exercise, and in a supportive group setting we will...

11/01/2022 - Thu (13:00-15:00) - Parkshot Campus - 5 weeks - £89.00 - C02802-212201

Ways Into Short Story Writing

This course will be delivered online.

In this short course you will learn how to turn on your creative brain and find ideas for stories, to evaluate and develop them. You?ll discover structuring techniques, look at voice, language and use of setting. By the end you will have planned a story and started to write it.

12/01/2022 - Wed (19:00-21:00) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 10 weeks - £171.00 - C02792-212202
20/04/2022 - Wed (19:00-21:00) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 10 weeks - £171.00 - C02792-212203

Writing from Life

Do you have a story to tell? Do you want to explore your own personal narrative? Perhaps you want to narrate your own life experiences, record family history or explore self awareness through writing.

11/01/2022 - Tue (12:30-14:30) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £161.00 - C00831-212202
19/04/2022 - Tue (12:30-14:30) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £161.00 - C00831-212203

Writing Magazine Articles

You will get direction for your freelance writing. You will learn the basics of freelance writing to enable you to begin planning, researching, writing and pitching articles to Editors at magazines and newspapers.

10/01/2022 - Mon (13:00-15:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £171.00 - L00104-212202
25/04/2022 - Mon (13:00-15:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £171.00 - L00104-212203

Writing Poetry: Masterclass with Paul Matthews

WORDS IN A CIRCLE: A POETRY MASTER CLASS WITH PAUL MATTHEWS

Here is a chance to enjoy the poetry activities (both playful and profound) that Paul has developed over many years. Guided tasks in writing, sometimes in response to one another, will help us love the rhymes and rhythms of the words we use, and encourage any locked-up fantasy to flow. Creative process will be our first concern, but the beginnings of some finished pieces are likely to arise from it. If you write poems already feel free to bring one very short one to share in the group, but this is no requirement for our...

19/03/2022 - Sat (11:00-16:00) - Parkshot Campus - 1 weeks - £38.00 - C02772-212202

Writing Poetry: Playing with Words and Form

Poetic forms are wonderful, playful tools and this creative workshop course will help you build words, sounds and shapes into the structure of traditional and more contemporary styles. From the small but intensely felt Haiku to the powerful repetition of the villanelle form, understanding and using form can help you turn your ideas into poems and enhance their meaning.
Over this 6-week course you will learn different technical frameworks and practice the challenges of rhythm, stanza and pattern.

Engaging with the rules can be demanding but it is also rewarding, fun and...

23/02/2022 - Wed (19:00-21:00) - Parkshot Campus - 6 weeks - £104.00 - C02803-212201