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Literature and Writing

Literature and Writing

Taking English literature courses in Sydney can enrich your life in many surprising ways. Have you ever thought about why some literature, such as Shakespeare’s work, remains in production century after century? His plays deal with timeless themes such as the complexities of love, hunger for power, and betrayal. In a constantly-changing, high-tech world, it’s comforting to know that not everything has changed. If you’re ready to dive in, WEA Sydney can help. We offer short courses in Sydney in our fully-equipped classrooms. Our building includes a library and our tutors are experienced and fully qualified.

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The A to Z of Creative Writing

Whatever you’re writing – a letter to the editor, a speech, poetry, prose, memoir, fact or fiction – your words will resonate more with an audience when generated from a creative space. Some people are born with this creative flair but it can be taught and it’s never too late to learn. DELIVERY MODE Online COURSE OUTLINE Cross-check the ABCs of... [More]

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Key Steps in Creative Writing

In this creative writing course we will look at Plot, Setting, Character and Narrative. We will examine a number of classic and contemporary books and look at some practical exercises to help start the process of writing. This includes simple processes like analysing a short extract from your favourite novel. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face COURSE... [More]

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The Short Story: A Workshop for Creative Writing

Most avid readers have a story of their own to tell but it is often difficult to put pen to paper. The right words tend to escape and the eager writer is left frustrated with a blank page and an untold story. The pandemic has helped little to alleviate this, with creatives in a variety of professions complaining of feeling uninspired. Nonetheless,... [More]

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Journal & Memoir Writing

There is an art to journal and memoir writing that lifts it from the banal to the sublime. Spend a day learning how to write meaningful and creative journals and memoirs. Explore styles of writing that best reflect your thoughts and experiences and which will make for useful reading and future satisfying reflections. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face... [More]

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Writers' Monthly Meet-Ups

In order to write their best work, most writers need a regular deadline and constructive feedback. To facilitate this process, the Writers' Monthly Meet-ups will provide a series of three monthly meetings. The meet-ups are open to amateur and professional writers of all forms of writing – poetry, plays, scripts, memoir, short or long fiction or... [More]

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Turning Memories into Memoir

Do you have a lifetime of stories to tell, but don’t know where to start? Learn how to turn memories into memoir by accessing your authentic writer’s voice and bringing to the page the stories and characters you know so well. Using meditative writing techniques Jan will take you deep into sense memory, where you can discover how to create the... [More]

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Writing Your Travels

How can you turn memorable travel experiences into the written word? Traveller and author Jan Cornall has been writing memoir, short stories and articles for a number of years based on her travels in SE Asia. Whether you want to write in the short or long form, in this workshop she will show you how to use the literary techniques of creative... [More]

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