Creative Writing (Combo package available/ tailored for each age group)

WHAT WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE CREATIVE WRITING PACKAGE?

POETRY COMPONENT
  • Training in basic types of poetry including SONNETS, LIMERICKS AND HAIKUS
  • Focus on FREESTYLE poetry writing for the bulk of the programme
  • Emphasis on thematic training, flow, incorporation of contemporary events, varied methods of emphasis e.g. alliteration and proper segmentation
PLAY COMPONENT
  • Training in writing 4 CLASSIC TYPES of play-comedy, tragedy, historical and modern
  • Scene setting practices
  • Students will be taught the different stages of plot development, methods to build suspense/ tension, effective pacing and dialogues and experimenting on different types of conclusion (ironic/ surprising/ open-ended)
  • ROLE-PLAYING and ACTING TECHNIQUES (optional) will be taught so that students are able to act out their plays
SHORT STORY COMPONENT
  • Students will be taught how to write and potentially PUBLISH short stories
  • The sessions will include guided brainstorming exercises, researching techniques, plot outline reviewing and revision, midpoint review and advice, full editing of finished products and publication support will also be rendered
CREATIVE NON-FICTION COMPONENT
  • Students will be taught how to write academic papers and also simple opinion pieces
  • Students will be given full research support, taught basic research methodology and referencing styles, advised on formulating cogent hypotheses and trained to write a professional literature review and conclusion. PUBLICATION SUPPORT will also be rendered