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Nature in Art Half-day school: Writing Stories – The Essence of Place
Draw inspiration from the beautiful galleries and surroundings of the Nature in Art museum. I’ll be guiding exercises in short forms of writing as we explore the language of place. Invent a landscape: real or imagined, as we practice a variety of approaches to settings. These exercises are suitable for beginners and experienced writers. Enroll via the Nature in Art website,
Cost: £20 NIA members – £30 non-NIA members.
Enrol via the Nature in Art website; at the reception desk, or phone 01452 733947 or 731422
WEA Class in Clevedon, at the Quaker Meeting House, Clevedon. BS21 7RP
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
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.
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.)
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.
Pre-enrolment for all of the WEA courses is essential. Phone 0845 4582758 or go online at http://www.wea.org.uk/courses