Writing – Non fiction

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Writing – Non fiction

Course Details

This course will offer you the opportunity to explore the world of non-fiction, providing writers with a chance to research a field that they are interested in, be it history, medicine, current events.

From poets to novelists, to non-fiction writers, it is common to delve into fields that are not our own. 

Jodi Picoult shadowed doctors for months in the lead up to writing ‘Handle with Care’; journalist John Hersey followed survivors of the atomic bomb dropped on Japan in his harrowing bestseller  ‘Hiroshima’  and historical fiction writer Katy Derbyshire brings the Yorkshire heiress, Anne Lister to life through her letters and diaries. 

You will learn ways of researching and also have the chance to write a memoir; an autobiographical piece and biographical works.

Whether you are looking to write your life story or about a topic that is important to you, non-fiction will support you in your writing journey.

You will also learn how to research real events and transform them into stories; structuring memoirs and autobiographies; approaches to historical non-fiction and self-editing.

Information & Support

You will be encouraged to write at home each weeks and in class.

You will have the opportunity to read your work to the group and receive feedback, advice and written comments to reflect on. 

Please bring paper and pen

Course fees & Duration

10 weeks £120

Available dates and locations

Code Location Date Day Time Contact
Code: LLGL1563AU Location: Lymington Community Centre Date: 26/09/2019 to 05/12/2019 Day: Thursday Time: 13:30 to 15:30 Contact: 01590 679457
Code: LLGL1563SP Location: Lymington Community Centre Date: 09/01/2020 to 19/03/2020 Day: Thursday Time: 13:30 to 15:30 Contact: 01590 679457
Code: LLGL1563SU Location: Lymington Community Centre Date: 23/04/2020 to 02/07/2020 Day: Thursday Time: 13:30 to 15:30 Contact: 01590 679457

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enrol on a course?

To enrol please call one of the numbers below:

Brockenhurst or Lymington courses 01590 679457

New Milton or Ringwood courses 01590 625222

Can I start the course part way through?

For some courses, this may be possible.  Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk to confirm.

What do you define as a 'beginner'?

Beginner is someone who has little or no knowledge of the subject area.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

What do you define as 'intermediate'?

Intermediate is for those who have completed a beginners course with us or have some knowledge of the subject but would like to learn more.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

What do you define as 'advanced'?

Advanced for those who have completed an intermediate course with us or are proficient in the subject.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

Are there any age restrictions (young/old)?

Students need to be 19 years old or over.

There is no upper age limit.

What should I take with me on the day?

Please see ‘Information & Support’ within each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk

How much does the course cost?

The cost of each course will be displayed on each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk

Can I pay for the course in instalments?

Each course needs to be paid in full before the start of the course.

Are there any concessions available?

Reduced fees may apply for those on specific benefits.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for more details.