Creative Writing: Bente de Grey

"After another year of exploring the classic short story we will continue to read and discuss a short story each week and then look in depth at the writing techniques used and the author’s writing style. This method of improving one’s writing works very well. The class members take it in turn to choose these stories, sometimes stories by current authors, sometimes the tried and tested like Hemingway and Katherine Mansfield. This gives us a chance to analyse both new and old. For those new to creative writing there will be an introduction to the tools needed to enhance their writing skills. There will also be an opportunity for the experienced writers to focus on their own writing projects. Sharing and critiquing of your work, be it short stories or a novel, takes place every week in a positive way. It's a friendly, lively and interactive class suitable for both beginners and experienced writers. Several of the class members have now been published and won prizes which is a great achievement."

Tutor: Bente de Grey

"Bente de Grey is a local writer who has published both feature articles and fiction. After a degree in librarianship from Oslo University, Bente moved to Scotland where she worked as a research librarian. Following a career in librarianship and editing Bente returned to university (Luton) and obtained a first class honours degree and an MA in Creative Writing. For the last 11 years, she has led writing courses for writers’ groups and at the REC. "