Creative Writing for Wellbeing - Writing For Pleasure (Online Course) Print this page

This course is full. Please register your interest.
Dates: 30/04/21 - 25/06/21
Days: Friday 12:30 - 14:30
Sessions: 8
Centre: Online - Other
Course Code: W50012E10NG
Fees: Standard - £56.00
Concessionary - £39.20

Course Information

This course will be delivered online until further notice.

Creative Writing- Writing For Pleasure
In a safe and supportive environment, learn how to develop your creative writing skills as a means of supporting your wellbeing. You will discover ways of writing creatively, free your voice and learn ways to shape and edit your work. 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. On 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 run Creative Writing courses throughout the academic/calendar year (suitable for all levels), which you can progress onto. You may also like to progress onto our ‘Creative Writing for Wellbeing- Finding Your Voice’ course and our ‘Creative Writing for Wellbeing- Refining Your Work for Publication or Performance’ course.
What should I do if I have any questions?
Our Customer Enquiry Team can be contacted on 0208 289 4700 or complete an online query at
Further Information
Learning Support Funding may be made available on some courses for learners who, at the time of assessment and/or enrolment, declare a difficulty or disability that may affect their learning.
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