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Creative Writing and Literature

writing in the notebookCourses to help you explore creative writing and find your voice.

Courses 2023/24

For our new 2023/24 courses, see list below:

NEW A Beginner’s Guide To Writing Fiction

This course will get your creative juices flowing! If you have always wanted to write but were never sure how to, this course will demystify the process. You will learn the techniques to make a start on a piece of fiction.

Tuesdays 7pm to 9pm Carolyn Lewis

6 sessions from 16 April   £90/£54 F34B    Stoke Lodge

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NEW Short Stories-From Pen To Publication

Writing short stories helps you discover your writing voice. This course is designed to show YOU the art of writing short stories and how to submit them for publication. You will learn how to make each word count!

Tuesdays 1pm to 3pm Carolyn Lewis

Wednesdays 7pm to 9pm Carolyn Lewis

6 sessions from 5 June   £90/£54 F35B    Stoke Lodge

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Creative Writing Group

A monthly, tutor-led, creative writing group designed for learners who wish to gain feedback and encouragement to keep them on the path to finishing a piece of fiction.

Wednesdays 1pm to 3pm Carolyn Lewis

1 session on 27 March £15/£10    F36F  Stoke Lodge 

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1 session on 24 April £15/£10    F36G  Stoke Lodge 

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1 session on 22 May £15/£10    F36H  Stoke Lodge 

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1 session on 19 June £15/£10    F36J  Stoke Lodge 

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1 session on 17 July £15/£10    F36L  Stoke Lodge 

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NEW Literary Modernism-Taster

Modernism is one of the iconic twentieth-century literary movements, but also notoriously one of the most enigmatic. The tutor will also discuss the Modernism: Introduction To A Twentieth-Century Avant-Garde course starting in April.

Wednesday 1pm to 3pm Matti Ron

1 session on 28 February     £5    F38A  Stoke Lodge

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NEW Read Literature Like A Literary Critic-Taster

Reading literature is one of the fundamental pleasures of life. But how do authors make us feel what we feel? In this taster session, you will explore some of the tools and techniques used to analyse literary texts. The tutor will also discuss the How To Read Literature Like A Literary Critic course starting in June.

Friday 1pm to 3pm Matti Ron

1 session on 15 March     £5    F38C  Stoke Lodge

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NEW Modernism: Introduction To A Twentieth-Century Avant-Garde

Modernism is one of the iconic twentieth-century literary movements, but also notoriously one of the most enigmatic. Reading modernism’s celebrated masterworks, this course will explore the avant-garde that gave us James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, TS Eliot, and many others.

Wednesdays 1pm to 3pm Matti Ron

6 sessions from 17 April     £90/£54    F38B  Stoke Lodge

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NEW How To Read Literature Like A Literary Critic

Reading literature is one of the fundamental pleasures of life. But how do authors make us feel what we feel? This course will unlock the mechanics of our favourite literary texts and support learners to read like literary critics.

Fridays 1pm to 3pm Matti Ron

6 sessions from 7 June     £90/£54    F38D  Stoke Lodge

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