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Budding writers are being given the opportunity to hone their skills as part of a new course being offered by the Towngate Theatre.
Open to all ages, the Introduction to Creative Writing course being run at the St Martin's Square based theatre through June will offer participants the chance to learn the skills needed to become a successful writer.
Graham Sandford, Theatre Manager at the Towngate said: “This year we have a wide range of shows on offer, but we are also diversifying into other areas to offer something a little bit different for customers.
If you are interested in learning how to become a writer then this is a great chance to learn some new skills, and also find out how to go about getting your work published.”
Running for four weeks the course is led by local journalist, teacher and published poet Paul Giles and is designed to offer people essential tools in order to write to a better standard. The course will give students a further knowledge about the craft of writing, story structure and character development, and will be followed up with a further advanced creative writing course.
Paul added: “I thought it would be ideal to start a course from the Towngate Theatre. “As a place that already offers cultural events I thought it would be nice to expand on what is on offer already. “I’m not aware of any other theatres in Essex that offer courses like this for people who want to expand their writing techniques.
People who come on the course will gain a lot of knowledge in the four weeks and will be able to write concise stories by the end of it and hopefully feel confident enough to start sending works to publishers.”
The weekly course runs for four weeks from the 6 June, from 7pm until 9pm. Entry is £50 for the entire course and places can be booked on 01268 465465 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.