Wed, 16 Aug|
Introduction to Creative Writing
In an exciting three week journey, explore your love of writing and stretch your imagination with the chance to learn a variety of new skills, styles and stimulating new content.
Time & Location
16 Aug 2023, 18:00 – 30 Aug 2023, 21:00
Manningtree, 19 High St, Manningtree CO11 1AG, UK
About the event
16 August | 6 - 9pm
23 August | 6 - 9pm
30 August | 6 - 9pm
£125 for the whole course
In an exciting three week journey, you will get to explore experimenting with a variety of style and ideas with a view of stimulating new content.
You will be reading and discussing lyrics, short stories and poetry and through a series of exercises and mini assignments, building up your own writing skills as well as building up ways to use language to capture your audiences attention.
You will also network and mix with fellow aspiring writers, poets, song writers, journalists, script writers, publishers and of course will culminate in the opportunity to share good practice and receive constructive feedback given from peers that you can act on.
Beginners Creative Writing Skill Outcomes
- The ability to think and write critically and creatively
- A willingness to engage with the creative work of both published writers and your peers
- And interest and engagement with creating and developing your own original work
- Exploration into more unique writing scaffolds such as oulipo, black out poetry, unreliable narrator and the 3 act structure
David Brown - Creative Writing Instructorn
David Brown (BA Hons, PGCE, MA in songwriting from Bath Spa) has been lecturing in music, technical theatre & media for the last 15 years. Over the last few years he has developed several social inclusion programmes based around well being & creativity, recently being awarded 10k for a series of fully funded songwriting workshops across Suffolk working with The Befriending Scheme supporting young people with special, neuro-diverse & additional needs. In addition to this he has been running successful creative writing workshops at local heritage sites with a focus on building supportive and encouraging creative communities. David is an established songwriter in his own right & has received radio play on Radio 2, BBC Radio 6, BBC Essex & Cambridge, played a showcase at the Montreux Jazz Cafe in Harrods & played many high profile venues around the world including the Freight & Salvage in San Francisco, the Concorde in Nashville & most recently Norways Glenghuset Art Centre. His music has been used on the BBC world service as well as in several award winning films & TV programs. He was a member of the Musician Union’s Folk, Roots & Traditional Music committee and is passionate about supporting local artists & musicians and continues to organise & run folk festivals.
‘A wonderful course that has not only taught me new techniques but also inspired me to write so much since the course, every day in fact! I would love to attend all classes if they become available’
‘Thank you for enabling such a supportive and open atmosphere during the course - it meant a lot to be able to write freely without fear of being ridiculed’
‘Can’t wait for more classes hurry up and write the advanced course’
“Looking forward to the next instalment, it’s taught me so much about myself’