Creative Writing And Photography In London (Weekend)

This unique course combines teaching creative writing and photographic techniques to students who want to perfect their skills in both disciplines. Additionally it allows students to create a new body of literary and visual work which can take the form of a short story, a piece of dramatic writing, a travel piece about an aspect of London, a work of creative non-fiction, or a short illustrated essay...

Taught by: Diego Ferrari, Jean McNeil.

Description

This unique course combines teaching creative writing and photographic techniques to students who want to perfect their skills in both disciplines. Additionally it allows students to create a new body of literary and visual work which can take the form of a short story, a piece of dramatic writing, a travel piece about an aspect of London, a work of creative non-fiction, or a short illustrated essay.

Increasingly online literary magazines in particular are looking for original work which marries both text and image; in the future hypertext - interactive textual forms - will become increasingly important.

Topics covered

Students will receive instruction initially in the classroom and will then be asked to do site-specific work in locations in London to develop their literary and photographic project.

Students will gain an improved use of language through a combination of short exercises, the close reading of visual essays, prose fiction and poetry, and through group and tutor-led critiques of their work.

By the end of this innovative course students should gain skills in solid creative writing techniques of narrative, character development, setting and description, and will also learn photographic techniques in order to develop an original and compelling body of work.

Who should take this course?

Anyone interested in developing their skills in both creative writing and photography.

Entry requirements: None


Tutor information

Diego Ferrari studied fine art at Goldsmiths College. He has collaborated from 1998 / present, on a series of international art photographic programmes in China, South Africa, Berlin, Budapest and in London with Tony Fretton Architects, Whitechapel Art Gallery and the Tate Gallery. For more information on your tutor work, please visit his website www.diegoferrari.com

Jean McNeil is the author of ten books of literary fiction, essays, travel writing and poetry. She has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and her novel set in contemporary London's art world, Private View, was nominated for the 2003 Governor-General's Award for fiction in Canada. She is the recipient of numerous international awards and fellowships, including a British Antarctic Survey/Arts Council England fellowship to Antarctica. She has taught at Cambridge University and University College London. She is presently Lecturer on the University of East Anglia's MA in Creative Writing. You can view Jean's website at: www.jeanmcneil.co.uk

Materials

Please bring to the first session:

  • Digital camera - either 35mm or point and shoot is fine
  • Pen and paper
  • Laptop
  • Memory stick

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
11/03/2017 - 12/03/2017Saturday and Sunday10:00 - 16:002 Days£295Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket
10/06/2017 - 11/06/2017Saturday and Sunday10:00 - 16:002 Days£295Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket