What is the course about?
Writing creatively in poetry or prose. What makes a piece of writing 'good'? Using life experience as material for your writing. Performing your completed piece to an audience of friends and others.
What will we cover?
What is poetry and how does it differ from other writing?
What is 'creative' writing?
What is 'good' writing?
How do we find things to write about?
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Express a view on what makes writing 'good'
Look critically at your own writing and change it where appropriate to make it clearer or sound better
Listen to or read other people's work and offer constructive criticism
Read and explain your own work with confidence.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
For people fluent in English (spoken or written.) You will need to be able to listen to other people and take turns in speaking. Students can handwrite or use screens (tablets, laptops) or other communication aids as appropriate. There will be a lot of class discussion.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Class / whole group discussion. Some small group work. Some students may perform / recite their work to a small audience at the end of the course.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
None. Materials will be provided.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
The Learning Disabilities department will run courses in several topics starting in September 2019. Contact 020 7492 2586 or email: [email protected]
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details