First Words Byron Community College

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First Words

First Words

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Though spellbinding in its effects, creative writing itself isn’t magical. Whether you’ve always wanted to write and not known where to start, or just want to start scribbling, we’ll make a beginning. Take a peep at attitudes affecting creativity and at what stops us writing. We’ll then plunge headlong into sorting story ideas, exploring characters, description and dialogue, learning how to give feedback, and revising and editing.

This is a creative writing course for anyone wanting to find or strengthen their own unique voice, and work with their inner critic. Learn how to break through writers' blocks and to give and receive constructive feedback in a safe environment. During this course you will write a short story, or alternatively you are welcome to bring something you are working on; for example a memoir, a novel, or a piece of literary non-fiction.

What to bring

  • Pen and paper or laptop if preferred

Feedback from Past Students

“Learned so much - Barbara is a great and knowledgable communicator.” Barry Booth

“Was great to focus on developing a short story throughout the course - I came in with no idea where to start.” Layla Tan

“Loved coming to the writing course and meeting other writers.” Jennifer Holland

Important information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you. Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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We keep our class sizes small so that you get a better experience. Avoid disappointment, enrol early!

Ask us about personalised workshops and courses at a time that suits you.

Perfect for team building, birthdays, hens/bucks parties, getting the gang together or just because. Call 02 6684 3374 or email for details (min 8 students or more)

Course testimonials:

  • Everything. The tutor, content, tasks, other students stories and journey, all wonderful.
  • Very please I made the decision to do the First Words Course I knew nothing, but now on the road to learn more. Barbara Nathan was an educated communicator She kept our diverse group focussed and made the direction of the course relevant to each of us.
  • I learnt a lot!