Creative Writing - Continuation

Creative Writing - Continuation

This course provides a supportive, workshop based environment for people who are willing to share their work with others. A typical session has two elements. The first provides the opportunity for people to read their work to the group, bringing either a completed exercise from the previous week, or an extract from a work in progress. Emphasis is placed on the importance of giving and receiving constructive criticism, so that the experience is positive, not destructive. The second half provides practical guidance and exercises on: characterisation, dialogue, point of view, description, setting, plotting and shaping.  Many come to the course having completed the beginner’s, but it is not a requirement.  Some have gone on to study MA’s in Creative 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
  • Become a better critic of your work and that of others

Your Tutor

Jo Wroe Jo Browning Wroe is a writer and a teacher. She worked in publishing for 12 years before studying at UEA for a Masters in Creative Writing. She writes for educational publishers in the UK and the US and has received awards in both countries. Her most recent project, Graphic Lives, a collaborative project of 3 graphic novels to demystify the therapaeutic process for troubled teenagers was published in by Speechmark.  She is Creative Writing Supervisor at Lucy Cavendish College and helps with The Cambridge Literary Festival. Her novel in progress was shortlised for the Bridport Prize at the end of 2017.


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


No. of sessions: 10

Day Date Times
Wed 25/09/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 09/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 16/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 30/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 06/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 13/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 20/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 27/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 04/12/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 11/12/2019 19:00-21:00

Your next step

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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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