Exploring ways into creative writing with artist and writer Patrick Coyle, this course offers the opportunity to experiment with different writing techniques and devices. Students will leave with a compilation of written pieces, new strategies for writing and a chance to use the group as an audience for testing new ideas. This is an excellent course for beginners and those looking for creative stimulation and feedback in their writing practice.
The class will consider how a text might be performed as much as how it is written, employing specific constraints in the production and presentation of new writing. Activities will include timed writing exercises, reading to each other, rewriting another author’s work, audio and video recordings of presentations, writing with objects, presenting work from memory, through song, dialogue, and producing writing while travelling.
Participants will investigate themes of comedy, anxiety and awkwardness, and address issues such as writer’s block and procrastination. They will also explore alternative forms of publishing and print an edited pamphlet of writing produced throughout the course.
Full price: £220; Concession: £110
Course half term: Wednesday 28 May
Booking opens: Friday 28 February; book before 23 March for a 10% discount
Tutor: Patrick Coyle
Patrick is a Lecturer in Art Writing at Goldsmiths College. He uses performance, writing and sculpture to examine personal and hidden narratives.
Eligible Concessions and Refund Policy
Full time students with NUS cards; in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance, a state pension; registered disabled. Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course. Please note that bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by the Centre.
Please bring a copy of your confirmation email and proof of concession with you on the first day of your course.