Creative Writing - Fact or Fiction - Intensive
This course is not suitable for beginners. You've already taken an introductory course. Now you've developed an addiction. You can't live without your writing group. They're alert to your fictional virtues and narrative vices. And they're your best critics...
Taught by: Elise Valmorbida.
This course is not suitable for beginners. You've already taken an introductory course. Now you've developed an addiction. You can't live without your writing group. They're alert to your fictional virtues and narrative vices. And they're your best critics. Here's the chance to deepen the experience – with specific assignments, longer projects or personal work in progress. You choose. Please apply only if you have successfully completed an introductory writing course at Central Saint Martins or elsewhere.Read more about this course on the CSM Short Course blog http://csmshortcourses.myblog.arts.ac.uk/
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older
Elise Valmorbida is a graduate in English literature, an experienced teacher and commercial copywriter. Her published works include non-fiction - The Book of Happy Endings (2007) - and three novels - Matilde Waltzing (1997), The TV President (2008) and The Winding Stick (2009). Many of her short stories have been published internationally. She is the script consultant and producer of award-winning Britfilm SAXON (released 2009). Elise is on the Board of writers' organisation 26 and is External Examiner for the MA in Professional Writing at Falmouth University. She is a member of English PEN and The Society of Authors.
Find out more at www.elisevalmorbida.com
Please bring with you to the first session:
- Something to write with
- Something to write on
- Hard copies of your work - keep a notebook!
If you have time to write for the first class, try your hand at this assignment:
Describe a disease with loving lyricism (500 words of well crafted prose). Describe a flower with violent fear and loathing (another 500 words). Consider mood, sub-text, momentum, implicit 'back-story'...Who is the narrator? Whose perspective is conveyed?
- Please bring your writing to the first class
- Your pieces should be clearly written or typed - someone else will read them out
- Also, please think seriously about any aspects of writing which you would like to cover this term. We can discuss these on the first night, and build them into the course.