Creative Writing & Storytelling

This is a 10wk course. Every Wed morning at 9:45-10:45 from 14th Sept.

Course / Workshop Content

Course / Workshop Content Storytelling is everywhere. Whether it’s the fairy tales you read when you were little, the film or literary characters that have left an imprint on your heart, the way you take in news about the world, or even the way you interact on social media - it all comes down to one thing: creative writing. WHO IS THIS FOR? This course is for anyone who is interested in developing their creative writing skills and wants to find new ways to share their stories with the world. It’s also or anyone who wants to just tap into that lovely age-old tradition that used to involve sitting round a campfire and spinning a good yarn, just to entertain. You do not need to be a fantastic writer or perfect at spelling or grammar to enjoy this course. WHAT WILL I LEARN? Before we can do creative writing, we must first explore creative thinking. You may come out with a project you’d like to work on, or you may just finish the course with a better appreciation for the art of storytelling. Through these fun interactive workshops, games and activities, we will go on a creative voyage together, sailing the seas of storytelling as we enjoy the journey, not the destination. In this creative writing course, you’ll have the opportunity to explore all aspects of storytelling, some traditional and some much less so. The course will be split into two halves. To begin with we will look at the tools of the trade that support creative writing, such as creating characters, descriptive language, plots and structure, and choosing place and time for the backdrop of our story. Once we’ve explored these, we will then look at how we apply them to all different aspects of storytelling, some of which may not be what you expect from a creative writing course. We’ll look at traditional storytelling in its different forms but we’ll also explore other areas of creative writing. These will include real-life story-telling through interviews and journalism, opinion writing such as reviews or agony aunt columns, and spoken word storytelling such as speeches, song lyrics or podcasts. HOW CAN I USE WHAT I LEARN? You’ll discover new, creative uses of language and storytelling, and these are transferable communication and writing skills which will help you gain empathy and awareness for the world around you and your fellow human beings.

Course dates

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend a workshop, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can offer your place to someone else. Thank you.

Contact Details

  • Bracknell RG12 1AE, UK

    01344 300333