Creative Writing - Words and Pictures - Southwell Library - Community Learning

Southwell Library, Southwell

Key details

Date -
Sessions Wednesdays: 1pm - 3pm
No. sessions 3
Venue Southwell Library, Southwell
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 15
Cost FREE - £27

About this course

  • Do you create stories about people or animals you see in paintings and photos?  
  • Or wonder about what’s going on just outside the image?   
  • Or maybe you want to start writing, and need an image to get you inspired?  

If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then our creative writing course (words and pictures) at Southwell Library, Newark, is for you!  

We will use a selection of images as the starting point for creative writing. Everyone is welcome to this course: whether you have some experience of creative writing, but also if you are a beginner.

What will be covered on the course?  What will be taught to learners? 

  • We will use a variety of images as the starting point for creative writing: both photos and paintings. You can write in whatever form you feel comfortable with, whether that’s prose or poetry, as well as being encourage to try new forms.   
  • We will also read out and share work in the group. Over the course you will understand and practice how to give and receive constructive feedback on work.  

What will learners achieve by the end of the course? 

  • You will have created a number of creative writing pieces in draft form 
  • You will have tried different creative writing forms eg prose, poetry 
  • You will be familiar with techniques for using a variety of images to start writing  
  • You will be able to choose your own images as a writing practice after the course  
  • You will have experience of giving and receiving developmental feedback on work      

What skills or knowledge do learners already need to have to attend the course? 

  • Non except literacy skills  

You will need:

  • Pen/pencil and a notebook/paper  

Suggested Reading for the course: 

  • Sunlight on the River: poems about paintings, paintings about poems 
  • Scott Gutterman (available from Inspire)

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

Any questions?

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