Creative writing: the moor, the army, the camp
Who is this course for?
This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in writing about landscape and human interaction and connections there.
We will be looking at Dartmoor’s past and comparing it with its current use. We shall be looking at archaeological finds, standing stones, the army’s presence there and the Ten Tors Challenge which takes place annually. We shall look at our need for space, stillness and to be alone with nature; absorbing it and being refreshed by it.
You will learn interesting facts about the Moor and turn them into prose, either reflections and observations and/or poetry.
Support and feedback
Your tutor will support you throughout the course via the online sessions. You will work with your tutor on your personal goals within the structure of the course. You will receive feedback on your progress and suggestions as to how to improve
Additional costs and requirements
This is for people who enjoy Dartmoor in all its wilderness and sense of remoteness and beauty. It is also for those interested in the army’s activities on the moor, the training of soldiers and marines on its bleaker areas. It’s also for those who are unable to get onto the Moor but have a great imagination and can build great pieces of imagery inspired by pictures and photos.
Minimum requirement: GCSE English Language or equivalent
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
You will need a laptop / PC / phone / tablet with a camera and microphone / headphones and a good internet connection, paper, pen, notebook, etc.
Additional information and resources
How will I learn?
You will be working with your tutor and other learners using an online video platform called Zoom.
During the sessions there will be set tasks and discussions with your tutor and other learners. You will work on developing your ideas around set themes. Your tutor will give feedback and will support you throughout the course.
What can I do next?
You may like to enrol on another creative writing course with Learn Devon.
You may like to join an online creative writing group or one that meets locally to you.
Your tutor will suggest ideas on what you can practice and how to build on what you have learnt. They will signpost you to other opportunities to support your learning.