Monday 14:00- 16:00 | 6 weeks
This is a tutor-led online course
OverviewBring your imagination, pen and paper!
We will explore identity through mythology and other writings in this workshop series. By introducing the myth of Pandora with references to Celtic mythology, we will consider writing related to the theme of identity and place and respond in a series of brief writing activities.
These writing workshops will encourage understanding about the links between Wales and the Caribbean and our shared histories of colonialization and oppression. The tutor has been working with professional specialists in community stress in both Jamaica and in North West Wales, and we have started to develop a way using poetry and writing that enables people to find safe ways to talk through the tensions and memories, in this case by bringing them into the context of the abuse of power involved in the Slave Trade, as the historical link between North West Wales and Jamaica is particularly strong,
The establishment of these workshops and the publication of an online anthology will support us to progress our community cohesion work.
ContentThese workshops aim to offer a safe space for participants to explore their own feelings in response to a piece of poetry, prose, music or images. Participants can do so by creating their own writing as part of this response. The sessions will be run in English, but creative responses to the stimuli welcome in Welsh.
Introduction: Writing the self and mythology
Journeying into Children’s Literature
Writing, Ethics and Voice
Diary writing: readings and a sense of place.
QualificationCompletion of this course does not result in a recognised qualification.
However you would receive a certificate of completion from us which would be available to download from your MyAccount.
Career PathContinue to another Creative Writing course.
What Do I Need?As this is an online course, you would need the following:
• internet access
• access to a laptop or computer with a web camera and microphone; the use of headphones might also be of benefit
• use of the Chrome web-browser where possible
Please note that our online courses require the use of Microsoft Office 365 apps and our virtual learning environment, Moodle. Once enrolled on a course with us, we provide free access to these services.
We encourage and welcome correspondence and phone calls in Welsh and will respond to your language choice