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Dates: 28/04/23 - 23/06/23
Days: Friday 11:45 - 13:45
Sessions: 8
Centre: Sutton - Sutton
Course Code: S50050G10NG
Fees: Standard - £64.00
Concessionary - £45.00

Course Information

Learning Aim: Z0002119

Course Title:  Creative Writing For Wellbeing - Writing For Pleasure

In a safe and supportive environment, learn how to prepare your work-in-progress or finished piece of writing for publication and / or performance. The course includes options to get feedback on your writing.

Purpose of Course

The purpose of this course is to offer the opportunity for students, through guided activities and workshops, to learn creative writing techniques and processes in a safe, encouraging environment. In this course, you will be able to play and try out new creative writing challenges, as well as learn more about editing, sharing and publishing your work. The course is appropriate for absolute beginners through to published writers. It will provide a safe atmosphere to learn, with an understanding that the act of creative writing can improve mental wellbeing.

The course is made up of a series of themed sessions, featuring stimulating activities on various methods and techniques, to produce new writing. Additionally, it includes workshop sessions where students are able to get more in-depth feedback on longer pieces of writing.

Poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and drama will all be included. The course content and themes will develop in response to students’ interests.

On completion of this course, you will be able to engage in a selection of the following in respect of your writing:

  • Beginnings and Endings
  • Place
  • Character
  • Point of View
  • Dialogue
  • Sound and Rhythm
  • Imagery
  • Voice
  • Using a notebook
  • Shaping your work / Structure
  • Redrafting
  • Contemporary forms
  • Performance

On this course, you will develop the following life skills:

Mental Wellbeing

Social Wellbeing

Confidence building

What level is this course & what skills do I need?

This is an all abilities class for adults. Both beginners and experienced writers are welcome.

Is a course approval interview/assessment required?


Additional information

Please bring a pen/paper and/or tablet/laptop if you want to make notes.

What are the progression opportunities at the end of this course?

Sutton College runs Creative Writing courses throughout the academic/calendar year (suitable for all levels) which you can progress on to. You may also like to progress on to our ‘Creative Writing for Wellbeing- Finding Your Voice’ course and our ‘Creative Writing for Wellbeing- Refining Your Work for Publication or Performance’ course.

If you are unsure of your next steps for education, employment or career choices our Advice Service can help. Contact

**Please note: Changes may need to be made to the delivery of this course if Government COVID guidance dictates. For the latest College COVID information please ensure you check our website**

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