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Writing Fiction: Beginners' Poetry with Helen Ivory

Programme WCN-UEA Creative Writing Programme
Level Level 1, 10 week course
Dates Begins 26 September 2017 (Tuesdays 7 - 9pm)
Location Norwich School (Norwich Cathedral)
Cost £225 / £200 CONC
 

Whether you're taking up poetry for the first time or you've already started but could do with extra support - this course is for you. Led by Bloodaxe poet Helen Ivory, this ten week course will help you get to grips with key elements of writing poetry, from imagery and metaphor to how the poem looks on the page and sounds to the ear.

Through a combination of group discussion and one-to-one feedback, Helen will lend her 15 years' teaching experience to ensure that you come away with an excellent framework for developing your writing. Your efforts will be rewarded with a Certificate of Attendance from the University of East Anglia.

"Outstanding. An experienced and knowledgeable poet well able to encourage diverse voices in the group." - Marian De Saxe

"Helen has been fantastic. She's been inclusive and inspiring. It's a real treat to be taught by someone with such skill as a poet and a tutor. I have really gained a lot from the face to face aspect of this course. I have felt very comfortable and supported and it's been great to get to know everyone. It's introduced me to a whole new world of poetry." - Judi

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Writing Fiction: Beginners' Fiction with Ian Nettleton

Programme WCN-UEA Creative Writing Programme
Level Level 1, 10 week course
Dates Begins 27 September 2017 (Wednesdays 7 - 9pm)
Location Norwich School (Norwich Cathedral)
Cost £225 / £200 CONC
 

Take those exciting first steps into fiction writing with this friendly, supportive ten week course led by expert tutor and published writer, Ian Nettleton.

Ian has been leading sold-out beginners' fiction courses with Writers' Centre Norwich for a number of years. Through a combination of group discussion and one-to-one feedback, he will equip you with the necessary tools to understand and write engaging stories. Your efforts will be rewarded with a Certificate of Attendance from the University of East Anglia.

"Ian has such a wide background and packs every minute of the course with information and advice. His attitude is encouraging and non judgemental. He is the best tutor I have ever had." - Sheila Preston

"Ian made everyone feel welcomed and the content was in small enough bite-sized pieces that I never felt overwhelmed with information." - Lacy Lee

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About Helen Ivory About Helen Ivory

Helen Ivory is a poet and visual artist. Her fourth Bloodaxe Books collection is the semi-autobiographical Waiting for Bluebeard (May 2013). She edts the webzine Ink Sweat and Tears. She has over 15 years teaching experience at all levels and as well as teaching for UEA/WCN also teaches fo The Poetry School, The Arvon Foundation and The Poetry Society. Fool's World, a collaborative Tarot with artist Tom de Freston (Gatehouse Press) won the 2016 Saboteur Best Collaborative Work award. A book of collage/mixed media poems Hear What the Moon Told Me has just been published by KFS. The Anatomical Venus is forthcoming from Bloodaxe. 
www.helenivory.co.uk/

About Ian Nettleton About Ian Nettleton

Ian Nettleton’s novel The Last Migration was runner-up in the Bath Novel Award 2014. He has a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of East Anglia and teaches creative writing (prose, scriptwriting, journalism) at UEA and the Open University.  He has freelanced for the BBC  as a writer/presenter (summarising classic novels in sixty seconds, starting with War and Peace), appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Open Book and critiqued for TLC, London. He is currently working on a novel about a boy whose father is an exorcist.