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Jan 19

Nottinghamshire’s Black Writers – Online Course – Community Learning

January 19, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - February 9, 2021 @ 6:30 pm

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Bookings will close 7 days before the course starts.

Key details

  • Date: 19 January – 9 February 2021
  • Sessions: Tuesdays: 6:30pm – 8pm
  • No. sessions: 4
  • Venue: Online Course, Nottingham
  • For ages: 19+
  • Group size: 5 – 15
  • Cost: FREE – £13.50

An introduction to some of the most respected contemporary Black British authors, playwrights and poets. Over the 4 week course we will delve into the work and lives of some of the men and women, including Benjamin Zephaniah,  Zadie Smith, Akala,  & many more, who through their creative narrative, have described and celebrated what it is to be black in today’s  British society.

Topics will include:

  • Poetry 
  • Activism
  • Authors
  • Playwrights 

What will be covered on the course?  What will be taught to learners?

  • We will look at the work of some of  the most respected contemporary  Black British authors, playwrights and poets 
  • Identify through their creative narrative, their perceptions of what it is to be black in today’s British society.
  • Explore their depiction of the  society  each of them represent   
  • Identify the influence they have had on British society

What will learners achieve by the end of the course?

  • Learners will be able to identify the works of some integral black British writers.
  • Learners will have an opportunity to discuss the different writers and their influence on British contemporary culture. 
  • Achieve an understanding of how black British writers depict what it is, to be black in today’s British society, through their perceptions and creative narrative.

As this course is online, a suitable device such as laptop, smart phone, tablet or computer will be required to access the course.  Zoom will be used for the live sessions and the link will be sent to you once your enrolment has been completed.  You are advised to bring along a pen and paper

To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete the EVENTBRITE BOOKING.
  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.

To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been a resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in the UK with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).

As we no longer receive funding for our ESFA-funded courses for learners living in the devolved areas listed below, full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas:

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Greater London, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands and West of England.

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