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College of Extended Learning

Creative Free Writing

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Develop your creative self and writing skills with instructor Barb Buckley as your guide. Use this opportunity to take artistic risks and have an in-depth look at the power of words. Since this is a creative writing course, here’s your chance to turn your thoughts into creative writing pieces.

Typically, any writing that is original and reflective is considered creative. Given the time and scope of this course, you’ll concentrate on writing vignettes (short creative pieces, about 500-800 words that generally capture a moment in time). You’ll also delve into poetic expression, which includes free verse. During the course, a variety of prompts will be used for creative writing. A fair amount of introspection has the potential to create a lot of emotive type writing. Each session includes creating an environment conducive to writing, utilizing a stream of consciousness, and finding sources for inspiration.

If you enjoy writing as a way of expressing your life experiences and emotions, this course may be of interest to you. Sharing your writing is on a voluntary basis in a relaxed, comfortable setting.

No materials are required.

Course details

Dates: TBD
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Location: UNB Fredericton campus (campus map)
10 MacKay Drive, Marshall d'Avary Hall, Room 120
Course fee: $155 (+ HST)
Instructor: Barb Buckley

"Barb Buckley lives and breathes creativity. She is a superb educator who creates a wonderfully welcoming, supportive, and inclusive learning environment." -Marilyn Noble

"This was a fantastic course. Barb's approach is so inviting and encouraging of the creative process." -Stacey Webster

About the instructor

Barb Buckley has spent the greater part of her career as an educator, specializing in the area of enrichment. As an Enrichment Coordinator/Supervisor for the former School District 18, she created and implemented over 20 enrichment programs for classroom teachers and gifted and talented learners. Several programs focused on writing, the arts and developing and enhancing creativity.

Teaching elementary students to write and produce original Shakespearean plays, earned her The Hilroy Fellowship Award for Innovative Teaching. Her work received recognition provincially as a recipient of the Premier's Award for Excellence in Teaching and creating a Passion for Learning. Currently, Barb continues to work with both students and adults interested in creative writing and teaching an enrichment model to teachers and administrators working toward their Master's degree.

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