Contacts

Please address any enquiries about the courses to:

Department of English Part-time Courses
School of Humanities
11 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1TB

Email: english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk
Tel: 0117 928 8924

Fiction Writing Workshops

Fiction Writing Workshop, Autumn Term Afternoons

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When Wednesday afternoons 3 pm to 5 pm
Dates

8 meetings

27 October to 15 December

Where University of Bristol, Arts Complex, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1TB.
Description

This course provides an inspiring and supportive space to sharpen skills for those already engaged in creative writing. The principal aim is to equip participants with the strategies and confidence to refine and extend their unique voices as creative writers. Within a workshop format designed to foster constructive peer and tutor feedback, practical guidance will be provided on fundamental areas of creative writing practice such as handling narrative, characterisation and dialogue, and creating fictional worlds. Discussion of different literary techniques will be supported by examples provided by the tutor, and participants will also be encouraged to experiment with their own writing and to develop techniques of self-appraisal in order to become effective editors of their own work.

The course tutor, Steven Lovatt, is a full-time writer, editor and teacher. He is the author of the Wainwright Prize-nominated Birdsong in a Time of Silence, and is sponsored by the British Council and the National Centre for Writing as an international ambassador for British literature. He is a copyeditor for Penguin and an author of reviews and critical articles for an online poetry magazine. Alongside his teaching he is currently editing an anthology of travel writing.

Course fee

£140 per term

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Previous qualifications/experience No qualifications needed. Open to the public.

Fiction Writing Workshop, Autumn Term Evenings (sold out)

DetailsDescription
When Wednesday evenings 6 pm to 8 pm
Dates

8 meetings

13 October to 8 December (no class 3 November)  

Where University of Bristol, Arts Complex, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1TB.
Description

This course provides an inspiring and supportive space to sharpen skills for those already engaged in creative writing. The principal aim is to equip participants with the strategies and confidence to refine and extend their unique voices as creative writers.  Within a workshop format designed to foster constructive peer and tutor feedback, practical guidance will be provided on fundamental areas of creative writing practice such as handling narrative, characterisation and dialogue, and creating fictional worlds. Discussion of different literary techniques will be supported by examples provided by the tutor, and participants will also be encouraged to experiment with their own writing and to develop techniques of self-appraisal in order to become effective editors of their own work.

The course tutor, Steven Lovatt, is a full-time writer, editor and teacher. He is the author of the Wainwright Prize-nominated Birdsong in a Time of Silence, and is sponsored by the British Council and the National Centre for Writing as an international ambassador for British literature. He is a copyeditor for Penguin and an author of reviews and critical articles for an online poetry magazine. Alongside his teaching he is currently editing an anthology of travel writing.

Course fee

£140 per term

Previous qualifications/experience No qualifications needed. Open to the public.

This course has now sold out. To register your interest for future Fiction Writing Workshops, please click here. 

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