Creative Writing - Writing your Life Story | Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Creative Writing - Writing your Life Story at Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Creative Writing - Writing your Life Story at Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Price: £160.00 Starts: 21/09/2019 Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Tutor: Charlie Bell Ends: 14/03/2020 Location: Tonbridge Adult Education Centre
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: SAT Duration: 7 weeks

About this course

Please note this course is held once a month on the following dates:
21/09/19, 19/10/19, 16/11/10, 14/12/19, 18/01/20, 08/02/20, 14/03/20
The course is designed to give a basic introduction to the writing of a life story about yourself, someone else, or a family. Each session will cover a different topic such as the different forms of life writing, ways to tackle such a large subject, and how to tell a life through stories. You may present your work in prose, poetry or another written medium such as a diary. The subject and form are yours to decide.
At the end of the course you should have:
• researched and organised some material for your life story
• gained in confidence and assurance
• tried different ways of presenting the material
• written some original creative work
• shared some of your work with others in pairs or in a larger group
• given and received constructive feedback
The course takes place in Tonbridge which is easily accessible from a large area of Kent and East Sussex.
How will I be taught?
The tutor will introduce topics and give exemplars before inviting discussion and individual responses. He will guide discussions and give advice both particular and general to assist you in refining your work. Each week you will share an extract of your work in progress for comment and supportive help. It is assumed that you will spend some time at home between the sessions either researching, writing or revising.
Your progress will be monitored informally and by the use of an Individual Learning Plan.
The tutor will take in work from time to time as requested for comment.
What do I need to bring with me?
Pen and paper. Any research or notes you already have.
What can I do next?
It may be possible to extend the course into the summer term. Please speak to us for further details of our Creative Writing courses or visit www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.
What do I need to join the course?
The course is suitable for as

How will I be taught?

The tutor will introduce topics and give exemplars before inviting discussion and individual responses. He will guide discussions and give advice both particular and general to assist you in refining your work. Each week you will share an extract of your work in progress for comment and supportive help. It is assumed that you will spend some time at home between the sessions either researching, writing or revising.
Your progress will be monitored informally and by the use of an Individual Learning Plan.
The tutor will take in work from time to time as requested for comment.
What do I need to bring with me?
Pen and paper. Any research or notes you already have.
What can I do next?
It may be possible to extend the course into the summer term. Please speak to us for further details of our Creative Writing courses or visit www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.
What do I need to join the course?
The course is suitable for aspiring writers as well as those with more experience. A basic degree of literacy is expected.
Things to bring

What do I need to bring with me?

Pen and paper.

What can I do next?

Please speak to us for further details of our Creative Writing courses or visit www.kentadulteducation.co.uk

What do I need to join the course

The course is suitable for aspiring writers as well as those with more experience. A basic degree of literacy is expected. If you are in any doubt please ask to speak to the tutor before enrolling.
Things to bring
Pens, paper or electronic writing device (charged in advance). If you have already begun your project, please bring it along to share and discuss.

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
Tonbridge And Malling
Kent
TN9 1TG


If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code TON/82219/H/LC.
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