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Creative Writing (Daytime)

Course Details

About the course

This course aims to help students get started on their writing journey (or improve their existing work), develop their technical skills and improve their abilities as an editor of their own writing. Each session will include prompts to get the group thinking about the mechanics of writing (running through various themes e.g. setting, dialogue). There will be discussion of contemporary fiction and poetry, timed creative exercises and some constructive criticism of their own writing in a warm and welcoming environment. Workshops at the end of each sessions will allow students to trial their writing on a community or readers.


All abilities welcome.

By the end of the course you can expect to:

  • Understand poetic and narrative techniques and why we use them
  • Have learnt to use imaginative writing exercises to stimulate the production of new work
  • Be more confident sharing your work with a community of writers, as well as giving and receiving feedback
  • Understand the basics of different stages of writing (drafting, redrafting and editing)

You will need:

Paper and pen (or laptop if preferable)

Your tutor will supply: 

Worksheets and reading excerpts will be provided

Your Tutor:

Amber McNamara has taught Creative Writing at Sheffield University and written under the mentorship of Poet Laureate Simon Armitage for her MA in Creative Writing..

What Next:

    There is the potential for further courses catering to more advanced writers.

How to Book

Call the Gateway Centre on 01743-562063


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