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AN INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING

 Máire Fisher, writer and writing mentor, creative writing facilitator

This course has been designed for beginner writers, for people who would like to kick-start their writing, and for anyone else who would like to experience the joy of writing in a supportive space. It will touch on some of the basics of story writing and even memoir. Using a series of exercises, tools, tips and techniques, participants will be encouraged to shut down the inner critic that says: ‘Don’t give up your day job’. They will discover that they can write a scene in less than forty-five minutes and will find out what a character is thinking simply by asking one question. They will learn the power of inspiration: how a poem or a piece of music can trigger thoughts that send the pen leaping across the page.

 

Recommended reading

Goldberg, N. 2016. Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within. Boulder, Colorado: Shambhala Publications.

King, S. 2000. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. New York: Scribner.

Lamott, A. 1995. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. New York: Anchor Books.

Schuster, A. 2014. To the Islands: A Creative Writing Handbook. Cape Town: Tiber Tree Press.

 

 

Date: 7 – 11 January 
Time: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
Maximum: 20 participants
COURSE FEES Full: R1342,00  Staff and Students R941,00
Venue: Classroom 4A Kramer Law Building UCT