Writing Nottingham

Writing Nottingham
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Full-time
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 10 July 2019
  • Course duration: Wednesday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, three days

Learn how to paint with words on this course that explores prose and poetry inspired by Nottingham.

It’s for writers who are just getting started (as well as those with some experience) who are looking for inspiration and adventures in a local setting.

The course combines practical writing exercises with explorations of Nottingham, culminating in a pamphlet of work by the ‘Class of 2019’.

The course explores creative writing and its connection with art, design, architecture and people.

The aim is to expand meaning in your writing by improving perspective, character and technique towards creating your own written masterpiece.

No experience of writing is necessary - it’s more important that you just want to write, challenge yourself and produce a meaningful piece of work.

The course is also suitable for anyone writing non-fiction who wants to free up their creative thinking.

What will I gain?

You’ll leave the course with plenty of ideas to stimulate your writing, and the beginnings of a collection of pieces for further development.

You’ll also receive a copy of a professionally printed pamphlet, created for you by a local artisan print studio, which will contain work by all participants.

Tutor profile: Dr Becky Cullen is a poet and researcher at Nottingham Trent University.

Her prize-winning pamphlet, ‘Majid Sits in a Tree and Sings’ is published by Smith|Doorstop books.

Becky was Poet-in-Residence at Newstead Abbey, and her work has been published in journals including the prestigious PN Review.

She also delivers leadership training courses for managers.

She’s particularly skilled in giving feedback; her delegates achieve a great deal in a short time, surprising themselves with the level and range of their writing.

Becky hosts the Totally Wired early evening poetry series in Nottingham, is a singer and has a contagious laugh!

Indicative maximum class size: 20

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

On this course you will:

  • experience new ways of writing creatively from new sources of inspiration
  • spend two half-days on location, with the rest of your time developing writing in the classroom and editing your work
  • be guided through the streets and buildings of Nottingham, learning how to gather visual stimuli and create a feeling of space and place
  • use art, design and objects to generate new ideas
  • undertake a range of exercises, each focusing on a different aspect of creative writing
  • develop your personal approach, and give and receive feedback
  • learn about the Nottingham writing scene and how you get involved.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £180.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £180.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418