Welcome to the Blog-Space of Cath Humphris

Thank you for Visiting

I hope you enjoy reading my blog.  On this page I try to keep up-dated details of my classes. 

If you want to know more about my creative writing teaching, check out the Workshops and Courses tab I’ve added (above).

Why Not, dust off your notebooks and join one of my Courses?

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WEA Class in Clevedon, at the Quaker Meeting House, Clevedon.  BS21 7RP

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Reading Short Crime Fiction  C3526529

Discuss selected stories from an anthology of ground-breaking and influential crime-writers. Each week we will look at two stories in detail.  We’ll be looking at the techniques and developments of the genre, and thinking about he enduring popularity of crime fiction.

Week 1, we will discuss The Man Who Knew How, by Dorothy L. Sayers & The Girl With The Silver Eyes, by Dashiel Hammett,

7 weekly meetings starting Friday 6 Nov. 2015

Time: 13.45 – 15.45

Cost: £57.  Free to anyone in receipt of certain benefits – list available via enrolment.

Enrol by email to Casa2012wea@gmail.com.

or by phone to Pat Halliwell on 01275 875349

WEA classes in Gloucestershire

kingsholm crop 2Creative Writing at The Anglo Asian Cultural Centre, Gloucester.  C3526558 

Starting 1st October 2015.  End date 10 December 2015

A course of 6 fortnightly workshops for aspiring and experienced writers to practice and improve writing skills.  I’ll be setting enjoyable and challenging exercises to provide new directions, demonstrate key techniques and help you discover and hone your writing voice.  There will also be opportunities for feedback and advice and discussion about marketing opportunities.

Time: 10.15 am – 12.45pm   (dates – 1st, 15th, 29th Oct; 12th, 26th Nov; 10th Dec)

Venue: Anglo Asian Community Centre, Gloucester.  GL1 4HR.  On-site parking available.

Cost: £64.00.  Free to anyone in receipt of a recognised means tested benefit.


ebook_imageReading George Eliot’s Middlemarch: a study of Provincial Life.     C3526403

Starting Tuesday 27th October 2015.

7 weekly meetings, we’ll be discussing the way this novel unfolds.  How does it reflect the period it portrays?  What does it say about, or to, ours.  We’ll consider how characters are developed, and look for key themes.

In week one, we’ll consider book 1, up to the end of Chapter VII.  I’ll provide a reading schedule for the next 6 weeks.  Participants are welcome to read ahead, but we keep discussions to our schedule: no spoilers!

Time: 10.15 – 12.15

Venue: Cirencester Baptist Church, Coxwell Street, Cirencester.  GL7 2BQ

Cost: £50 – Free to anyone in receipt of a certain benefits (list available at enrolment contacts.)


Book coverStories of War: Civilians, soldiers and spies  – Day School.  C3526585

14th November.

Discuss this interesting, at times unexpected, and often challenging, selection.  With stories that describe experiences of war, at home and abroad, and the legacies of war, we will be considering approaches to telling.  What works?  What doesn’t work? Why?

Venue: The Chantry, Thornbury.

Cost: £30.00.


Pre-enrolment for all of the WEA courses is essential. Phone 0845 4582758 or go online at http://www.wea.org.uk/courses 

Do get in touch with me if you would like more information.

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