Writing

Learn to write stories, articles and poetry in the same college where big names in literature such as Dylan Thomas, Andrea Levy and Malorie Blackman have trained and taught. Our short writing courses take place in the evenings, daytimes and at weekends, and are suitable for all levels - whether you're just starting out or ready to publish your first book. You can also study with total flexibility on our range of online writing courses.

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  1. Advanced writing: an online course

    Course Date: Mon 25 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online Course
    This workshop-based online programme offers total flexibility – participate whenever and wherever you wish – as you develop your writing with feedback from other participants and a supportive, knowledgeable tutor. The course will open at 15:00 on Monday 25 September.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £289.00
    Concession: £116.00

  2. Exploring fiction

    Course Date: Mon 25 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the elements of successful prose fiction and develop your personal style. Learn to approach novels and short stories with a critical eye, and apply the lessons learnt to your own writing.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  3. Novel writing

    Course Date: Mon 25 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you started work on your novel? This course is ideal if you are an experienced creative writer and want to explore the principles of novel writing in a supportive workshop environment.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  4. Paths through poetry

    Course Date: Mon 25 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For those familiar with the basics of poetic form, this intermediate course explores craft and content through reading exercises, writing exercises and constructive feedback. Ideal if you have already attended 'Ways into poetry'.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  5. Writing skills for creative writers

    Course Date: Mon 25 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to write creatively, but feel unsure of your skills with written English? This course combines creative writing with opportunities to learn/revise essential points of grammar and literary concepts.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  6. Ways into creative writing

    Course Date: Mon 25 Sep 2017 (and 16 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to have a go at creative writing in a supportive atmosphere? Join one of these introductory courses. Guided exercises will give you the tools to explore language creatively and find your own writing voice.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  7. Short story writing: an online course

    Course Date: Mon 25 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online Course
    This entirely online course is designed to introduce you to the techniques of good fiction writing. Learn with total flexibility – participate whenever and wherever you wish – in a supportive digital workshop while you complete a short story over 10 weeks. The course will open at 16:00 on Monday 25 September.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £289.00
    Concession: £116.00

  8. The essay - academic writing

    Course Date: Mon 25 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A crash course in essay writing – beginnings, middles and ends. Suitable for students on A-level and access courses or undergraduates. For full-time students, there is a special reduced fee of £27. (There will be no class on 23 Oct.).
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00

  9. Advanced critical workshop for creative writers

    Course Date: Mon 25 Sep 2017 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For experienced writers, this supportive but rigorous workshop offers the perfect opportunity to develop your novel or short story. Receive in-depth feedback and benefit from detailed group discussions on the art of fiction.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00

  10. Introduction to journalism

    Course Date: Mon 25 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    On this course students will explore the basic skills a freelance journalist needs to write and sell news and features to newspapers and magazines. From developing ideas and identifying outlets to interview skills and approaching editors.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £44.00

  11. Micro fiction

    Course Date: Tue 26 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A sideways glance: succinct, powerful. Experiment with telling stories in 500-600 words.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  12. Advanced creative non-fiction: turning experience into art

    Course Date: Tue 26 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Weave the rich strands of your personal experience into an intricate story that will entertain and educate readers. Ideal if you've attended 'Creative non-fiction' or already have a specific project planned out.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  13. New narrative poetry

    Course Date: Tue 26 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This inventive course weaves together elements of drama, cinema, fairy-tale and fiction to create new kinds of poetry. Explore lyric, narrative and dramatic forms, using traditional and experimental techniques. For experienced poets.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00

  14. Playwriting: stage 2

    Course Date: Tue 26 Sep 2017 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Review the key elements of writing for the theatre, gain fresh critical insight into your own writing, and produce a new draft of your work. This workshop is for experienced playwrights with ongoing projects.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  15. Improve your English through creative writing: level 2

    Course Date: Tue 26 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your skills in reading and writing short stories and poems. Improve your spelling, punctuation and sentence structure, and learn to use descriptive language to express your ideas. Throughout the course you will work towards and take the Functional Skills Level 2 units for Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing. The course is not appropriate for students who have higher level qualifications or are learning English as a foreign language. Potential students will need to complete an interview and assessment.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

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