Creative writing: buds and bloom:
Who is this course for?
This course may suit you if you have an interest in learning about creative writing, particularly poetry writing.
These are short interactive online live courses aimed at building your skills and knowledge for developing your understanding around the art of writing poetry and prose. They include practical elements and an opportunity to have live discussions with your tutor and others on the course.
This course is suitable for anyone who would like to enjoy an afternoon of fun activities, exploring new ideas for creative writing and to feel part of a group. The activities will be suitable for beginners and the more experienced writers who may wish to rekindle their love of creative writing.
You will be working with your tutor in a virtual learning environment using an online video platform called Zoom. You will be accompanied in your virtual class, with other learners. Your tutor will give practical demonstrations, have discussions, set tasks, give feedback and will support you throughout the course.
The course will include loads of opportunity for exploring ideas for writing poetry, and some prose, and based on topics connected with the Spring. There will be fun, interactive activities and time to relax and explore your personal and creative side.
Everyone’s ideas are valued and respected.
Support and feedback
Your tutor will support you throughout the course through online face to face discussions and written feedback on your progress. You will work with your tutor on your personal goals within the structure of the course.
Additional costs and requirements
You will need a laptop / PC / phone / tablet with a camera and microphone/headphones and a good internet connection.
You will need, a pen, a pencil and paper, (or whatever you may choose to write with i.e., a tablet)
You will also need an open mind!
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
Your tutor will suggest ideas on what to practice in your own time and will signpost you to other opportunities to support your learning.
As the course proceeds, you may discover something you may wish to share with the group, for example a good book or an amazing poem.
About the tutor
My name is Cindy Squire and I have been a tutor with Learn Devon for about 15 years. I love the poetry and creative writing sessions as I’m always amazed with the fascinating topics each person writes about, and it’s a real joy to share the end results!