Creative Writing - Introduction

Creative Writing - Introduction

This is a creative writing course which provides a supportive environment for new writers of primarily prose fiction, whether you are just starting out or already have some experience. It encourages you to express yourself creatively. Our life experience determines our creative imagination, so everyone has fascinating stories to tell.


The course covers writing in class, and home writing. Each week those writers, who would like to, will share their work with the group, and receive feedback. Looking at other people's work is extremely helpful in understanding how we can make improvements, and along with discussing practical strategies for creating a narrative, we hope to inspire you with the confidence to move on with your writing.


Learning Outcomes

  •  By the end of the course, you will have been given the opportunity to:


  • Develop your skills as a writer
  • Share your work with other writers in a creative and supportive environment
  • Consider setting, characterisation, point of view, plotting and dialogue, with a brief introduction to script writing, poetry and life writing
  • Become a better critic of your work and that of others
  • Consider setting, characterisation, point of view, plotting and dialogue, with a brief introduction to script writing, poetry and life writing.


Your Tutor

Fraser Grace Fraser Grace has always loved writing. He works chiefly as playwright, has toured as a performance poet, enjoys writing for radio (both short fiction and drama), loves writing for opera, and most recently, wrote his first docu-drama screenplay. His best-known stage play, Breakfast with Mugabe, was premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford–Upon-Avon and revived in the UK and the US, where it was shortlisted in the off-Broadway Awards, 2014. His most recent play Always Orange, helped open The Other Place, the RSC’s centre for new work. Throughout his time as a writer, Fraser has also worked steadily as a teacher of writing, directing courses and workshops for institutions big and small, including the University of Birmingham, the Arvon Foundation, Cambridge Central Library, Anglia Ruskin University, Menagerie Theatre, Write On! and the University of Malta. In 2016, he was co-author with Clare Bayley of Playwriting: A Writers’ and Artists’ Companion (published by Bloomsbury), and in 2017, Fraser was made a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund, resident at Anglia Ruskin University. I’m delighted to be leading the Introduction to Creative Writing course at Hills Road this Autumn; I love helping people take the next steps in their writing, however much (or little) they’ve done before. I look forward to meeting all those who sign up - and to following wherever our passion for writing takes us.


Tuition fees: £120.00
Materials Costs: £0.00
Total Cost: £120.00


No. of sessions: 10

Day Date Times
Tue 24/09/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 01/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 08/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 15/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 29/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 05/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 12/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 19/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 26/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 03/12/2019 19:00-21:00

Your next step

Pay by credit or debit card over the telephone. Please call the Adult Education Office on 01223 278002 Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 4pm during term time and Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm out of term time.

Pay by cheque, made payable to Hills Road Sixth Form College. Please send you cheque together with a completed enrolment form, which you can find by clicking on ‘How to Enrol’ on the left hand side, to the Adult Education Office, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PE. Please enclose a SAE if you require a receipt.

Please note full refunds can only be made if a class is cancelled or closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment no less than two weeks before the course starts.

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