Creative Writing - Free Your Imagination | Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Creative Writing - Free Your Imagination at Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Creative Writing - Free Your Imagination at Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Price: £169.00 Starts: 27/02/2019 Time: 12:30 - 14:30
Tutor: Charlie Bell Ends: 22/05/2019 Location: Tonbridge Adult Education Centre
Level: Level 1 Day of Week: WED Duration: 11 weeks

About this course

Designed as a follow-on from ‘Creative Writing – Have A Go’, the programme is designed to stretch further the capabilities of its students. The course will also be useful to those who have attended other courses for beginners.
You will have a variety of different stimuli and experiences specifically designed to free the imagination. The aim will be to refine and develop skills while increasing your confidence.
Conveniently timed, you will be able to enjoy a couple of hours of imaginative writing before picking up the children, going shopping, and getting home before it gets dark. Have tried writing in various styles and on a variety of topics
By the end of the course you will:
• have tried writing in various styles and on a variety of topics
• have written some original pieces and shared them with group
• Have both given and received constructive, supportive feedback
• assessed your own progress and set some goals
• collected your work as a record of your achievements
This course takes place in Tonbridge which is accessible from many parts of Kent & Sussex.

How will I be taught?

We provide a stimulating and safe environment in which students will explore their own talent with a supportive attitude to each other's work. Pair and group work will be used during the course. Students should be prepared to share and discuss their original work, receiving comments and constructive feedback.

Initial assessment will be carried out at the beginning of the course to assess individual skill level. Each student's starting point will be recorded on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and targets will be set. This will be revisited from time to time during the course to monitor and record progress. The tutor will take in some work for comment and give written or verbal feedback. Work for home study will be set each week.

What do I need to bring with me?

Pen and dedicated writing notebook.

What can I do next?

Your tutor will be willing to discuss options with you.
If you are interested in other subjects, please ask at Reception or visit

What do I need to join the course

The course is for aspiring writers who are seeking to develop their writing for pleasure. Students will need a reasonable standard of written and spoken English and it is likely they will be keen readers.

About the Tutor: Charlie Bell

Charlie runs his own writing and tutoring business from a shed at the top of his garden. He has an MA in 'Language, The Arts and Education' specialising in Creative Writing. He loves working in community settings and runs various workshops. He supports this by his membership of Lapidus, an organisation linking wellbeing with writing, and NAWE, the National Association of Writers in Education.

Charlie has published several local history books and also co-wrote and edited a series of 25 books for Hodder & Stoughton in their 'Beginners Guide to Literature' series as well as writing 'The Complete Writing Course' for the Regent Academy. Recently he has been published in several poetry anthologies, the latest being ‘Reconsider the Collection’ published by Tunbridge Wells Museum and ‘Links in the Chain’ published by Roundel. Some of his work was exhibited in 2017 at Trinity Arts in an exhibition by the arts collective Fractals. He performs locally and had his first one-man show called ‘Selfie’ in April 2017.

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Getting there

Tonbridge Adult Education Centre
Avebury Avenue
Tonbridge And Malling

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code TON/65035/G/LC.
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