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Creative Writing Course in Brighton starting in April

Creative-writing-handI’m returning to teaching in April and, as the course has been heavily oversubscribed, we have decided to run a second on the same day so if you’ve ever wanted to come on a creative writing course now is the time.

8 week course running on Thursdays starting from  April 23rd

Portslade Adult Education Centre, Boundary Road, Portslade – on the edge of Brighton, easily accessible by train, bus and car.

Explore new dimensions in your writing– tackling genres and subjects that you may not have tried before, working towards developing your own unique voice. While we will look at poetry and try out some forms, this is essentially a course for prose writers interested in telling stories, those that come from our own lives and those springing from the imagination.

Against the clock class exercises, discussion and sharing work in progress
Reading and discussing the work of published writers
Completing regular optional assignments at home (aka homework) but you will still get a lot out of the class even if your time to write is limited

This is an intermediate class so it is expected that class members will have some experience – perhaps you’ve been writing on your own for some time or you have attended writing courses in the past. Any doubts, get in touch – use the contact form in the column on the left.

Bridget Whelan

I’m working on a novel. Can this class help me?

Yes, some existing members are working on longer projects – assignments and homework options are flexible and can be used to develop your work in whatever shape or form it is in. The emphasis is supporting each student to realise their own goals. One size does fit all!

I’m quite shy. I’m not sure I will fit in.

An important part of my job is to make the classroom a place of safety, somewhere you feel comfortable and able to take risks. Somewhere you can make mistakes. I can’t do this on my own, of course – it’s an environment we build together through mutual trust and respect. There are always opportunities to talk to me one-to-one if you have any concerns. You won’t be isolated within the group.

I’m not sure what I want to write

Great! This is your chance to discover what you want to do.


Enrol online at Portslade Adult Learning HERE Staff will get back to you by phone or email to confirm your place

Telephone enrolment: 01273 422632

Full fee: £99
Concessionary fee: £84

You can pay the concessionary fee if you either receive a state benefit from Central or Local Government OR you are aged 60+ OR you live at an address with a BN41 postcode.

Want to find out more? Use the contact form in the column on the left.

4 comments on “Creative Writing Course in Brighton starting in April

  1. A.K.Andrew @artyyah
    March 17, 2015

    Great you’re able to go back to teaching Bridget. Will pass along to my Brighton Writing buddies. Happy St Patricks Day!! – Hope it’s a good celebration tonight:-)

    • bridget whelan
      March 18, 2015

      Very muted celebrations this year – thanks for spreading the word about the new course. I’m looking forward to being back in the classroom.

  2. josiedarling2014
    March 18, 2015

    Thanks for this Bridget. What time would it be on Thursdays?Love from Josie

    Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:37:54 +0000 To:

    • bridget whelan
      March 18, 2015

      The morning session runs from 9am to 11.30 and the afternoon is 12 noon to 2.30pm – love to see you there!

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