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Telling True Stories: Narrative Non Fiction Course

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In this eight-week module, you will explore the craft of creative non-fiction. Ranging from literary journalism to memoir, you will look at formulating and focusing ideas; evoking place, people and personalities in prose; research through interviewing and other sources; structuring your story; formulating and narrative; and the writing itself. The module will conclude with the mechanics of getting published both in traditional media and online. The aim is for you to formulate ideas and write a piece of 1,000 to 5,000 words. Classes will be based around discussion and workshops in which you’ll share your works-in-progress with the group.

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Course Code:   CRTWTTS

Course Dates: Thursdays - 02 May to 6 June 2018 (8 weeks)  - Avenue Campus

Course Times: 19.00 to 21.00hrs

Course Leader: Alison Daniel

The aims of this module are:

• To outline the key skills required for successful narrative non-fiction

 • To creatively explore a variety of techniques specific to non-fiction, such as developing and focusing an idea; researching the subject; structuring a narrative with factual material; and development of personalities and places on the page.

• To be introduced to the mechanics of publication• To produce writing of a high standard on your chosen subject.

Booking Information

Please note that your course will only run if it receives a sufficient number of bookings . This will be confirmed closer to the start date of the course. If your course is cancelled due to insufficient booking numbers, you will receive a full refund. Please note that the booking/payment confirmation that you receive should not be taken as a guarantee that the course will run. This confirmation will be sent to you separately once it has been established that the course will go ahead.

If you select the staff or student price option, you must use an online store account that has been set up with your University email address and fill out your University staff or student ID number when prompted as part of the questionnaire data section.  
The staff/student discount is available to University of Southampton students, staff members and alumni. It is also available to University Southampton Hospital staff.


standard Fee: £140.00

Student / Staff Discount: £125.00

(6-week course)


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