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Creative Writing Migration Stories Weekend Short Course

Course description

Description

Drawing on 20+ years of writing and teaching, award-winning author Elise Valmorbida leads a hands-on creative writing weekend workshop to explore storytelling (fiction or non-fiction) through language, memory, character and place. Therell be plenty of discussion, writing exercises and supportive critical feedback.

Departures, arrivals, journeys What stories emerge from the contrasts between different worlds?

If there's one common element in all my writing, it's an interest in migrants and migration. I guess it's natural given my own multicultural origins, but it's also at the heart of storytelling: the migrant brain is prone to metaphorthe perpetual balancing of here and there, different worlds in simultaneous play. Elise Valmorbida, The Guardian, 2009

Who should take this course?

Writers, from beginners to experienced

Course Outcomes

Writing prompts and samples, inspiration, exploration, direction, insights, tips, techniques, awareness of elements of writing craft, feedback, an editorial group

Entry requirements: English language fluency, proficiency and confidence is necessary

Level: All Levels of creative writing experience

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

Available dates

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Details

Topics covered:

Fiction and non-fiction, storytelling about (or inspired by) migration.

Materials

Please bring on the first day:

  • Something to write with
  • Something to write on
Meet the Tutor:

Drawing on 20+ years of writing and teaching, award-winning author Elise Valmorbida leads a hands-on creative writing weekend workshop to explore storytelling through language, memory, character and place.

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