Summer 2015 creative writing course

Summer 2015: a new creative writing course
(Moseley, Birmingham, Thursday afternoons)
Tutor: Chris Fewings

Got something to say on paper? Or are you stuck with your creative writing and want to take it to the next level? Write Yourself Alive is an opportunity for new and more experienced writers to take a fresh look at writing poetry and prose as part of a small group, drawing inspiration from real life and the imagination, learning from your own practice and an experienced tutor.

Write, write yourself alive.
Jacques Roubaud

Through creative writing you can explore and communicate what being alive is all about – whether you’re writing a story, a poem, or about your own life. You need only the desire to write and to learn. You don’t need to pay in advance but you must book in advance – places are limited.

Click on the headings below to find out more. (If you have difficulty with the booking form please contact Chris on 07952 909804.)

▼ How it works

Sign up for a three-week module, or for all four: a total of twelve sessions. Each module will have a different focus: life-writing, poetry, fiction… the final one draws it all together.

Each session will begin with active reading (reading and responding to a text) and move into writing activities, with follow-up work to do at home. Because the group will be small the sessions will be adapted to your needs, but here are some areas we’ll cover:

  • writing spontaneously
  • editing and re-writing your own work
  • developing a writing routine
  • finding the right stimuli
  • writing about yourself from the outside
  • writing about others from the inside
  • playing with different voices and points of view

▼ Details

Place: Moseley Exchange B13 8JP (behind the Post Office – on bus routes 1, 35 & 50). Wheelchair accessible.
Time: every Thursday afternoon 1 to 3pm from 4th June 2015 (now brought forward to 12.30)
Cost: £60 for 12 sessions (or £20 for one three-session module). Pay at the first session of each module. One-off sessions £10 each.

▼ Modules

1: Life writing (June 4, 11, 18)
2: Poetry (June 25, July 2, 9)
3: Fiction (July 16, 23, 30)
4: Open (August 6, 13, 20) based on the interests of the group and writing done so far. Only available to those who have completed at least one other module. No extra cost to those who have completed the first three modules.

▼ Flexible payments

You can pay in person

  • For the whole course in advance (preferred) – £60
  • At the beginning of each module – £20 (fourth module in the same course is free
  • £10 per session (third session in the same module is free) – cash only

▼ Book a place on the creative writing course

If you need more information before you book, please get in touch. If you have difficulty with the booking form please contact Chris on 07952 909804.

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If you’d like to find out about the next course – evenings from September 2015 – please contact Chris Fewings.

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