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WEA Writing Class at Lakeside Arts

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From Inspiration to Finished Piece; the Art of Creative Writing ~ Spring Term 2016

Tutor: Nikki England

Venue: Djanogly Art Gallery ~ ( Meeting Room 1 Box Office) – Lakeside Arts Centre (Visual Arts Studio) University Park,Nottingham,NG7 2RD
Venue Contact:  0115 8232218
Date: Friday 22nd Jan – 12th Feb 2016
Time: 9.45am -3pm
Duration:4 Sessions
FEE: £80.85   Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low-income
Down load the Course outline here:     Lakeside – From Inspiration to Finished Piece; the Art of Creative Writing C2335223  PDF 125KB

To avoid disappointment Enrol online now at:https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2015/CourseInfo.aspx?ActivityID=325078

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Please contact Caroline on 0115 985 8203 or email ckeep@wea.org.uk

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WEA Writing Class at Lakeside Arts Centre – Location, Location, Location

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Location, Location, Location; the Art of Creative Writing

Tutor: Nikki England

Venue: Djanogly Art Gallery ~ ( Meeting Room 1 Box Office) – Lakeside Arts Centre (Visual Arts Studio) University Park,Nottingham,NG7 2RD
Venue Contact:  0115 8232218
Date: Friday 25th Sept – 16th Oct 2015
Time: 9.45am -3pm
Duration:4 Sessions
FEE: £80.85   Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low-income

Course description: Using the artwork in the New China/New Art: Contemporary video art from Shanghai and Hangzhou exhibition as inspiration for a variety of creative writing exercises, the course will look at the art of creative writing. Workshop activities on elements of poetry, memoir and short-story writing will feed into participants’ discussions about their own and others’ creative writing. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing a sense of place in your writing. Class dates are 25th September, 2nd, 9th and 16th October

For more information visit WEA Nottingham Community Involvement

Sound interesting?
Please contact Caroline on 0115 985 8203 or email ckeep@wea.org.uk

WEA Writing Course

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Collecting Words; The Art of Writing

Tutor: Nikki England

Venue: Djanogly Art Gallery- Lakeside Arts Centre (Visual Arts Studio) University Park,Nottingham,NG7 2RD

Dates: Friday 29th November 2013

Time: 9.45am -3pm

Duration:4 Sessions

FEE: £73.50(£66.15Concessions) Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low-income

 

Course aims:

To encourage participants to explore the art of poetry, fiction and memoir writing, building creative writing confidence and skills; to introduce participants to a range of creative writing ideas, techniques, styles and exercises; to discover inspiration from the Lakeside location and the David Ross Collection exhibition and to support an exploration of different genres of creative writing whilst working towards a finished piece (or collection of pieces).

Course description: Using the artwork in the David Ross Collection exhibition as inspiration for a variety of creative writing exercises, the course will look at the art of creative writing. Workshop activities on elements of poetry, memoir and short-story writing will feed into participants’ discussions about their own and others’ creative writing, with the aim of creating a collection of finished written pieces in a variety of individual styles. (Collecting Words; Creating an Anthology of New Writing will provide the opportunity to collect these into an anthology).

Any prior knowledge or entry requirements?

No previous experience necessary

 

Course content: what topics will the course cover?

• Finding Inspiration

• Exploring different genres and styles

• Writing short fiction

• Writing memoir

• Writing poetry

• Editing your own work and critiquing the work of others.

 

Teaching, learning and assessment methods: tick those to be used 

 

Demonstration

Discussion

Group work

Individual work

Written work

Question and answer

Activity outside class time

Observation

Practical work

 

How will I receive feedback on my learning progress and achievement?

• Peer and tutor comment on written work produced during writing exercises

• Discussion during/after exercises

• Group discussions on work produced

• Individual tutor feedback verbally or via email as required

Learning outcomes:

These are the intended outcomes and may be revised in discussion with the class. Students are encouraged to think about and identify their own individual outcomes.

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

1. Write a short piece inspired by the local area and/or the David Ross Collection exhibition

2. Be able to read your own and others’ work critically and analytically and have confidence in your ability to do this.

3. Complete and edit a piece of written work (poetry, memoir or fiction)

Reading and information sources: Is any reading/preparation essential or desirable?

There is no essential reading or preparation but all reading (particularly of poetry, memoir or short stories) is desirable.

 

Suggestions for progression to further study or for using the skills and knowledge gained:

Collecting Words; Creating an Anthology of New Writing

Writing courses from other educational establishments (such as Nottingham University and Nottingham Trent University)

Creative writing competitions

 

Sound interesting?

Please contact Caroline on 0115 985 8203 or email ckeep@wea.org.uk

WEA Nottingham Community Involvement

The Bridport Prize – poems; short stories; fiction

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The Bridport Prize is now welcoming submissions for their annual competitions

  • Poems – 42 lines maximum
  • Short stories – 5000 words maximum
  • Flash Fiction – 250 words maximum

Titles are not included in the word counts.

Prizes for poetry and short stories

  • £5000 first prize
  • £1000 second prize
  • £500 Third prize

prizes for flash fiction

  • £1000 first prize
  • £500 second prize
  • £250 third prizes
  • 3 additional prizes of £25

Closing date Friday 31 May 2013

More information available from The Bridport Prize

The Alan Sillitoe website open poetry competition

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The Alan Sillitoe Website is running their second annual open poetry competition.

  • First prize £200
  • Second prize £100
  • Third prize £50

Entry fee – £3 per poem or 4 for £10. All proceeds to the Alan Sillitoe Memorial Fund

Closing date 22 January 2013

More information from The Alan Sillitoe Website

Creative Writing For All

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Creative Writing for All – Short Story Contest

Entries are now invited for short stories of up to 2,000 words and poems of up to 40 lines on the theme of ‘Childhood Memories’ – Closing Date: 31st January 2013

  • Short Story Prizes: £60, £30, £15
  • Poetry Prizes: £60, £30, £15
  • Entry fee: £5, additional entries £3.

All profits made will go to ‘Women’s Aid’

More information from Creative Writing For All

Fish Publishing International Short Story Prize

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Fish Publishing Writing Contests

The annual Fish Anthology short story prize is now open for entries – deadline 30th November 2012

Fish publishing are also running competitions on

  • Short Memoir writing – deadline 31st January 2013
  • Flash Fiction – deadline – 28th February 2013
  • Poetry – deadline – 31st March 2013

Further details can be found at Fish Publishing

Good Luck!