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Ealing Adult Learning service continues to deliver courses through its online offer. We will deliver lessons and support learners through the use of Google Education suite, Zoom, Skype and other digital platforms. 

Our 2021-2022 Prospectus is now available, however there will be major changes to the way we can provide these courses in the Autumn Term.  

For the moment, all our courses will be delivered online, however, we are making very careful plans to ensure that we will be ready for classroom delivery as soon as we can.  The safety of staff and learners is our top priority and we will continue to follow Government and Public Health England advice on social distancing. 

Covid Response Courses - We have planned a wide range of FREE courses with a focus on supporting learners back into employment, re-skilling and promoting health and wellbeing.  If you have been directly impacted by Covid 19, e.g. furloughed, made redundant, at risk of redundancy or redeployment, please type FREE in the search button to view our list of courses.

To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet/mobile phone with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome).  Your device will need a microphone and preferably a camera.

Click on the links below for videos on how to join online classes using:



Creative writing  

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Course Summary

Code: ONLD3019SA 

Starting: Saturday 30 April 2022 

Duration: 10 sessions over 10 week(s)

Time: 10:15 

Location: Double Tree Hilton Hotel  

Cost: £149.40 

By continuing you confirm that you are over 19 and have agreed to the the terms and conditions



This is a practical creative writing class for people to find the inspiration and motivation to write, whether for pleasure or publication. The class content is informed by the participants' interests. In a typical term we may cover a range of genres and techniques, including short story, life writing (biography and autobiography), poetry, script writing and travel writing.  

To give you skills to create and develop your own literary works, both factual and fictional Overview: This is a practical creative writing class to develop your writing further, whether for pleasure or for publication. The class content is informed by the participantsí interests; in a typical term we may cover a range of genres and techniques including short story, life writing (biography and autobiography), poetry, script writing and travel writing. There will be writing assignments each week and part of the class is spent reading and critiquing each otherís writing.

Course Outline
What you will learn on this course: - Participate in exercises designed to stimulate imagination - Explore where ideas come from and the use of a writerís notebook - Create and develop interesting characters - Explore narrative viewpoint, descriptive writing, and structure - Use peer and tutor feedback to develop and edit work By the end of the course you will have: - Generated, drafted and edited a piece of poetry, prose and/or script to completion - Participated confidently in a workshop process of self and group analysis and critique.

Course Level
This course is suitable for people who are embarking on further study of creative writing, writing as a hobby or for those wishing to advance their skills in English reading and writing.

Suitability and Entry Requirements
This is a combined introductory-intermediate course and no previous writing experience is required. You should be able to read and write fluently in English and be enthusiastic about the prospect of reading and writing prose fiction, dialogue and poetry.

Learning Requirement and Teaching Method
Learning takes place in a structured, encouraging, motivating and inspiring environment. You will learn through in-class exercises and discussion with the other students and your tutor.

Accreditation, qualifications and assessment methods
This is a non-qualifying course and will be assessed through interactive lectures, in-class assignments and writing exercises, peer and tutor feedback and discussion

Extra Hours
Ideally 1-2 hours per week

Ability to join via Zoom and use of a camera and microphone. .

Creative writing or any other course of interest. For EALís offer, please go online: or visit your local library to pick up a course guide

Your Tutor
Lisa McKinnon holds a BA in Theatre, an MFA in Acting and a Certificate in Creative Writing. She has over 30 yearsí experience working as an actress, writer, director, and teacher, in both the USA and the UK.


Time and duration

Start Date: 30 April 2022
Start Time: 10:15
Day: Saturday Morning
First Lesson Duration: 02:00
Total Weeks: 10


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