Creative Writing-Fireside Stories Next Steps-Online Course-Community Learning-16:30-18:30

Online Courses, Nottingham

Key details

Date -
Sessions Thursdays: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
No. sessions 5
Venue Online Courses, Nottingham
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 15
Cost FREE - £45

About this course

Learners will critique published extracts, take part in short exercises and write their own short stories that could be told around a fire. There will be an emphasis on writing that contains ghosts/ the supernatural.

What will learners achieve by the end of the course? What are your learning outcomes?

  • They will read work they might not have accessed otherwise
  • They will be starting to read critically and identify writing techniques
  • They will develop independent writing skills
  • They will work collaboratively with others
  • They will share their writing with others
  • They will create an extended piece of writing

Suggested Reading for the course - 

  • ‘The Woman in Black’: Susan Hill
  • ‘The Little Stranger’: Sarah Waters
  • ‘Man Tiger’: Eka Kurniawan
  • ‘Dark Matter’: Michelle Paver
  • ‘Coraline’: Neil Gaiman
  • ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’: Washington Irving (short story)
  • ‘The Monkey’s Paw’: W.W. Jacob (short story)
  • ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’: Edgar Allan Poe (short story)
  • ‘The Landlady’: Roald Dahl
  • ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

As this course is online, a suitable device such as laptop, smart phone, tablet or computer will be required to access the course.  Zoom will be used for the live sessions and the link will be sent to you once your enrolment has been completed.

Booking your place and fee information

If you are in receipt of certain benefits you will be offered the course for free, however if you have a financial barrier which may prevent you from enrolling on the course  please visit our webpage for further information

To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete the EVENTBRITE BOOKING.
  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.

To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been living in England and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in England with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).

As we no longer receive funding for our ESFA-funded courses for learners living in the devolved areas listed below, full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas:

  • Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield 
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater London
  • Greater Manchester
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire

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