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Creative Writing for Improvers Short Course

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Date Attendance Time Course fee Location Action
22/09/16 – 24/11/16 Thursday evenings, 10 weeks 18.30 – 20.30 £280 Penrhyn Road campus Contact us

Course information

Why do this course?

This 10-week evening course is for those with some creative writing experience who would like to explore the craft in more depth.

Course description

Each week we'll look at one aspect of writing prose fiction such as introducing character, plot, point of view, metaphor and style, showing not telling, and genre. We'll do writing exercises in class and discuss writerly technique through the analysis of short stories and novel extracts.

You'll have the opportunity to workshop your writing once or twice during the 10 weeks to receive feedback from your peers and tutor.

What will you take away?

You'll be given a dossier of short stories and novel excerpts at the start of the course.

Prerequisites

This course is ideal for those who have already done a beginners course and are looking for the next step.

What to bring

A notebook and pencil.

Course tutor

Priscilla Morris

Priscilla Morris has an MA with Distinction and a PhD in Creative Writing from the renowned School of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia (UEA). She has taught creative writing and 20th-century literature at UEA for the past three years. Before that she taught English as a foreign language in England, Spain and Brazil. She read Italian, Spanish and social anthropology at Cambridge University.

Priscilla is an emerging writer in residence at Kingston University and is currently finishing her first novel, which is about love, war, art and loss. It is set during the 1990s siege of Sarajevo.

If you have any questions, please email Priscilla Morris.

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Booking information

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