Crime, Mystery, the Ghostly & the Gothic | Creative Writing Course

Tutor: George Cromack

Tuesdays | Six week course | May 21 - June 25 | 6 - 8pm | £42

Explore what it takes to keep the writer one step ahead and the reader wanting more. How to maintain suspense and provide plot twists which keep the reader hooked right to the final line of a mysterious or ghostly tale. This WEA course will examine existing texts whilst also exploring different methods and narrative forms/conventions used in crime, mystery, ghost stories and the Gothic.

* Booking essential: visit www.wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 | £42 or Free to those in receipt of a means-tested benefit.


George Cromack

George Cromack is a writer, sessional tutor and lecturer whose core subject areas are creative fiction, specifically Scriptwriting for Film & T.V, and Film Studies. In 2013 George scripted Cold Calling a ghost story turned mystery chiller for Calavera Cafe Productions which premiered the Bram Stoker International Film Festival in Whitby and has been a runner up a number of major writing Awards, including an International Emmy and the Alan Plater Screenwriting Award. For ten years George taught on a number of programmes at the University of Hull’s Scarborough Campus - including several modules on their Creative Writing Degree. It was during this time he developed his interest in what has become widely known as the Folk Horror genre, the subject of his film based PhD thesis. A champion of the short story, typically one with an unusual twist, some of George’s more recent tales have appeared in publications such as Plotting Shed, The Dark Lane Anthology and Terror Tales for a Winter’s Eve, with contributions to a forthcoming factual publication on Fritz Lang’s silent classic Metropolis. George also delivers talks for various community groups on subjects as broad as the Global Cinema and the Carry On films to writing to that killer opening line to a story. A keen advocate of adult education, George has taught regular evening classes in Film Studies and Creative Writing for his local branch of the WEA for over five years.

�£42 or Free to those in receipt of a means-tested benefit.

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