Creative Writing for Beginners

The Beginners Creative Writing course is set in in the heart of Colchester in the inspirational environment of The Minories Galleries, you will have the opportunity to develop techniques to improve your writing, regardless of experience as well as gaining tools to combat writers block. The only limit is where your imagination can take you!

In an exciting journey of self-discovery, you will get to explore experimenting with a variety of styles and ideas with the view of stimulating new content. We will be reading and discussing short stories and poetry, and through a series of exercises and assignments, building up your own writing skills as well as looking at ways to use language to capture your audience’s attention. You will also network and mix with fellow aspiring writers, poets, songwriters, journalists, script writers, publishers and the course will culminate in an opportunity to share good practice, and receive constructive feedback given from peers which you can act upon.

*This course is not available to learners under 18.

As these programmes are not government funded additional learning support cannot be provided

Please call (01206) 712777 for more information.



Course Content

Beginners Creative Writing Skills Outcomes

  • The ability to think and write critically and creatively
  • A willingness to engage with the creative work of both published writers and your peers
  • An interest and engagement with creating and developing your own original work
Creative Writing for Beginners
Duration8 weeks
CampusThe Minories Galleries
Start DatePlease contact us for dates
AttendanceWednesday: 6pm - 9pm

The course is delivered by David Brown who is currently studying an MA in Song-writing.


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