Our creative writing activities are primarily aimed at Year 12 students and can help to raise the attainment and aspirations of those studying creative writing, English literature and other related subjects.
Students will benefit from the expertise of the Kingston Writing School – a vibrant community of outstanding writers, journalists and publishers.
The following sessions can be delivered either in school/college or at Kingston University (please specify at booking which you prefer):
Take a look at the options available to those with an interest in studying creative writing and find out where it can lead. Learn about the different module options offered to students and the ability to combine with other areas of study. This talk also gives an introduction to the type of learning done at university including the lecture/seminar structure, preparation for seminars and the use of study materials. Where possible students will also have the opportunity to put their questions to a current creative writing student at Kingston.
A workshop-based session that gets pupils writing! This can be either poetry or prose-based. It will begin with enjoyable and easy tasks to get students writing and at the end of the session, they will share and talk about what they've produced. Students might be invited to type up their work after the session and email it to us, to receive suggestions on aspects of their piece they may wish to develop should they wish to study at a higher level.
All creative writing lecturers are published and practising writers, so a visiting lecturer would talk about his or her work and read a short story, novel extract or several poems. This could be followed by a Q&A about the writer's work or about the course generally.
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