Writing Courses Plymouth 2012

Writing Courses open to new members.

Booking details are below – please post comments here if you have questions about the courses.

The Poetry School:

Language, Voice and Poetic Play
11/1/12-7/2/12. Five Weeks, Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, fortnightly.
The Quaker House, Mutley, Plymouth
Cost: Full:£57//60+: £45//Concs: £34
Bookings: 0207 582 1679

* A fun, relaxed and welcoming small group looking for new members. -Join at any time (price is adjusted accordingly)

This course is ideal for those wanting to reawaken a love of words, to explore the musicality of language and to develop confidence as a writer. Each session includes writing games and exercises to get you going, and discussion and analysis to develop your work beyond that initial spark. You will receive regular feedback and will have the chance to develop the reading/performance skills essential for any poet wanting to reach an audience. Designed to stretch and inspire writers of all levels.

Adult Learning:

Creative Writing – Improvers
10/1/12 – 27/3/12 Tuesdays, 11 weeks. 7-9pm Tothill Community Centre (Lipson)
cost: £80//£44conc
Book: Adult Learning, Plymouth: 01752 660713

* A really lovely group of people, room for a couple more!

This is a follow on course from the Beginners’. You need to have some previous writing experience to join – either a previous beginners’ course or equivalent. It’ll be part introduction to areas of writing new to the group, such as writing for TV and radio, and a continuation of topics such as character building and plot development. We’ll also keep playing with writing games, and a variety of approaches to developing your ideas and writing style.

Start Writing Your Novel
12/1/12-22/3/12 Thursdays fortnightly. 6 weeks. 7-9pm. Tothill Community Centre
cost: £59//£54 conc
Book: Adult Learning, Plymouth: 01752 660713

* For those serious about writing a novel – you don’t need loads of spare time, just the interest and will to get started. You’ll be joining a small and supportive group of keen new writers.

A follow on course to ‘Introduction to Novel Writing’. Open to new participants. You need to have an idea of the novel you want to write and enough dedication to keep on track in-between our fortnightly sessions. Some previous writing experience is preferable. A love of reading is essential. The course will involve independent writing and giving and receiving feedback.

Freeing Your Voice
4/2/12 and 31/3/12 Saturdays, 10-1pm Tothill.
cost: £15 per session.
Book: Adult Learning, Plymouth: 01752 660713

* Playful experimentation with new approaches to working with words.

One-off fun writing sessions. Suitable for all. We do a variety of games and exercises designed to get you playing with words in new ways. You can book on one or both workshops.