It can be daunting to reveal your inner voice. This is where a supportive environment can offer you a weekly opportunity to safely discuss and share your work with others. Over these eight weeks, you will experiment with different forms of creative writing to find your preferred modality. Each week, short extracts from other writers will be read and discussed and writing exercises will be practiced in class each week. The following will be explored – free writing, writing from prompts, writing from the senses, memoir, beyond self-censorship, character development, monologue, dialogue, plot, flash fiction, short story, poetry, haiku. Writing exercises will be set each week but it is not homework. Those who are able and willing to share their work, will do so in the class. Each week, different aspects of plot and character development, language structure, and stylistic devices are explored. Learning to write authentically is less daunting when you have a tribe to walk with you. Take the chance to dip your toe into the world of creative writing. If you have experience already? This is an opportunity to deepen your practice. Writing improves when you have tools and support. This class will help you build the confidence to reveal the writer, that you know, lies within you.
Amy has an inclusive and student centred approach to teaching. She loves the written word, in all its guises, and she supports and empowers her students to express their voice through the medium of writing. She focuses on the process of writing in a strategic manner. This gives students the space to feel safe to commit their words to the page and share this with others. Amy has lots of experience with the craft of writing and has worked as an editor, a travel writer, a book and theatre reviewer, and has continued her professional development by developing her script writing skills. We know that you will feel confident to express yourself and will learn so much from Amy over the ten weeks of your writing course.