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Creative Writing

We have three courses running

  • 28 September 2018 - 30 September 2018: An introduction to writing drama
  • 25 January 2019 - 27 January 2019: Exploring different genres
  • 13 March 2019 - 15 March 2019: Creative Writing Pot Luck

These residential courses run on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 5:30pm on each day.

Location: These courses are held at Ruskin Hall Campus, Old Headington, Oxford, OX3 9BZ

Contact Us:  01865 759600 | enquiries@ruskin.ac.uk

 

These courses will unearth the writer in you. In a supportive environment, you will discover how to transform everyday material into extraordinary stories, and learn the editing skills which turn drafts into shaped work that will inspire your readers. Whether you are new to writing or an old hand, these courses aim to demystify the creative process and leave you with the confidence to continue writing.

Each of our Creative Writing courses will look at different themes, please see below more information about the different topics covered on our different Creative Writing courses:

  • 28 September 2018 - 30 September 2018: An introduction to writing drama - if you enjoy watching drama and would like to try writing drama for yourself then come along and find out more about dialogue, characterisation and structure.  No performance skills or acting is involved and no previous experience of writing drama is necessary.  A friendly and supportive course for beginners who would like to explore something new with their writing.
  • 25 January 2019 - 27 January 2019: Exploring different genres - from romance to comedy, thrillers to children's literature there are all kinds of writing.  This course looks at a range of different genres and styles to help you discover the kind of writer you are.  No previous experience is necessary, just pen, paper and a willingness to have a go !  A friendly and supportive course for beginners who would like to explore something new with their writing.
  • 13 March 2019 - 15 March 2019: Creative Writing Pot Luck - this course will include a little bit of everything - from poetry to the short story, descriptive writing to journalism.  Lots of activities and tasks to give you ideas of how to keep writing and ways to develop your own style, this is a friendly and supportive course for beginners who would like to explore something new with their writing.

This is a residential course, you may be eligible for two nights' accommodation and food. We will help you access financial support if you are entitled to it. For more information visit our Further Education fees and funding page.

If you are not eligible for financial support the course will cost £210 (this includes lunch).

Entry Requirements & How to Apply MORE INFORMATION

There are no specific requirements for entry to the course.
Please note that this course does not aim to improve your English language skills. At Ruskin we offer many different English courses designed to support you at the right level. For more information about these please contact us on 01865 759600 or email enquiries@ruskin.ac.uk

To apply for this course please click Apply Now and we will get in touch. Alternatively you can ring us on 01865 759600. You can also email us at enquiries@ruskin.ac.uk

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'The creative writing course I attended at Ruskin was both educative and enjoyable. I found myself in the company of enthusiasts for both poetry and prose. The tutor ran a most interesting programme which challenged and brought the creative abilities of those attending to the fore. I recommend attendance to any considering this in the future, for such courses at Ruskin are usually outstanding.’ Getting Creative with your writing student, June 2017

This qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to progress onto the Writing for a Career in the Arts Level 2.