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Writing without Frontiers

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Drummond Community High School

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To register please contact either Birgit Harris, Liberton High School (0131 672 0720) or Pauline Clair, Drummond CHS (0131 556 2651)


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  • Adult Education Programme
  • 16+, Adult, 60+

Activity description

For native speakers This course will introduce creative writing techniques and practices, enabling students to express themselves creatively through language in a fun, inclusive and informal environment. We will focus specifically on themes of migration, translation and cultural exchange. Classes will consist of informal group discussions and writing exercises, with optional homework assignments. Different forms of writing including memoir, short fiction and poetry will be examined. Students will be encouraged to participate and share their work. For ESOL In this course, students will use their experience and imagination to write about their own journeys. How and why do we move between countries, or within them? What do we leave behind and what do we bring with us? How do we feel at home in a new place? What do we find familiar and what seems strange? How can we understand each other when we speak different languages? We will look at how stories and poems help us express and share our experiences. ENTRY REQUIREMENT: No specific requirements GENERAL AIM OF THE COURSE: This course aims to make creative writing techniques and practices accessible to students, enabling them to express themselves creatively through language in a fun, inclusive and informal environment. This course will focus specifically on themes of migration, translation and cultural exchange. The aim is to get students writing and increase their confidence, understanding and enjoyment of the process. LEARNING OUTCOMES: By the end of the course students will have learned: - Techniques for different stages of the writing process – from generating ideas, through development and editing to polishing a finished piece for publication. - Increased confidence, understanding and enjoyment of using written language creatively GENERAL APPROACH TO THE COURSE: Classes will consist of tutor-led group discussions and workshops, with writing exercises and optional homework assignments. Students will be encouraged to participate and share their work. The general approach will be informal and inclusive. MATERIALS REQUIRED BY STUDENTS: Lined paper and pen (cheapest options are fine) Drummond Community High School is part of a UK government funded research project – Transnationlizing Modern Languages. The project is running for 3 years and is looking at how people react creatively to living in a society where they hear different languages and encounter different cultures. 4 universities: Bristol, Queen Margaret, St Andrews and Warwick are involved in the research, working locally and across the world studying how communities use translation as part of their daily lives. The Writing without Frontiers class is funded through the Transnationlizing Modern Languages Project, and therefore students do not have to pay a fee.

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