Creative Writing Virtual Taster Event

Date: 24-Mar-2021


Time: 4-5pm

Target year group: This session is suitable for Year 12 and 13 students and will take place in a moderated Zoom meeting for safeguarding.

Information: “Write what you know” is one of the most famous pieces of writing advice, but what does it really mean? Why is it so valuable to use our own life as raw material for imaginative writing? And how do we actually put it into practice?

This session will introduce techniques which allow a writer to gather raw material from their own personal experience, and begin to explore how it might form the basis of a piece of fiction. You will have the chance to experiment with a few of the fundamental techniques we offer Creative Writing students at Queen Mary, including Free Writing, Creative Visualisation, Prompts and Live Writing. Please bring a pen, and some paper or a notebook, as we will be writing longhand during the session.

Benefits of attending this event: Find out more about creative writing.

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