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Centre for Open Studies, University of Glasgow, Autumn – Winter. 2015

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Creative writing: the novel

Saturday 03/10/15 – 19/03/16
14.00 – 16.00

In this course students will study the novel form, looking at structural aspects and techniques from a writer’s perspective in order to help develop their own writing. The course will include writing in class, using exercises and prompts, and reading published work to better understand techniques. Each week students’ own fiction will be discussed in a supportive environment.

During the course students will have the opportunity to complete a portfolio of original writing

Tutors: Alan McMunnigall BA
Pamela Ross BA MLitt
Credits: 20
Cost: £230.00
Code 5844

Centre for Open Studies
University of Glasgow
St Andrew’s Building
11 Eldon Street
Glasgow G3 6NH
Email:
openstudies-enquiry@glasgow.ac.uk

Brochure download(PDF)

Dialogue in fiction

Saturday 31/10/15

10.00 – 16.00

Alan McMunnigall

A practical one day course that focuses on dialogue in fiction. The following questions will be addressed. How is successful dialogue constructed? What techniques do writers use to create dialogue? Why is some dialogue flat and unconvincing? How is character developed through dialogue? What methods do writers use to capture ‘realistic speech’? Practical examples
from fiction will be used and students will have the chance to write in class and leave with a deeper understanding of how
dialogue functions.

Code 8456
£ 30

Centre for Open Studies
University of Glasgow
St Andrew’s Building
11 Eldon Street
Glasgow G3 6NH

To Book call +44 (0)141 330 1860/1853/2772
Email: openstudies-enquiry@glasgow.ac.uk

Download the brochure (PDF)

Charles Bukowski: a tribute night

Wednesday 21/10/15

19.00 – 20.00

With Alan McMunnigall

Charles Bukowski was one of the most influential American authors of the second half of the twentieth century. His honest
and sometimes shocking portrayal of everyday life remains popular. In novels such as Post Office and Factotum, and in
his prolific poetry, he chronicles the lives and language of ordinary Americans. This event pays tribute to Bukowski.

Readings and discussion of his work will be presented alongside works inspired by his writing.

All welcome.

 STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, G3 6NG
 
 £5 on door
 
  Code 4221
 
To Book call +44 (0)141 330 1860/1853/2772
Monday to Friday 10am – 4.30pm
Email: openstudies-enquiry@glasgow.ac.uk

Download the brochure (PDF)

Fiction showcase 1

Tuesday 08/12/15

19.00 – 20.00

With Alan McMunnigall

Over the years, the Centre for Open Studies has produced many notable, award-winning and widely published writers. These writers have enhanced the reputation of the Centre. Each year, new and returning students produce excellent work during their time at the Centre.

This event showcases work written by students during the term. Students will read stories, extracts from novels and
other fiction forms at this special event that will also include music, visual art and refreshments.

All welcome.

 STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, G3 6NG

 Code  9792
 
 Telephone enrolments
Monday to Friday 10am – 4.30pm
+44 (0)141 330 1860/1853/2772
 
 Email: openstudies-enquiry@glasgow.ac.uk

Download brochure (PDF)

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