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.
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  1. A taste of creative writing

    Course Date: Sat 25 Mar 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Give creative writing a try on this fun and supportive one-day course. Ideal if you want to express yourself but need help in getting started. Guided exercises will encourage you to experiment and unlock your imagination.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  2. Advanced autobiographical writing

    Course Date: Tue 2 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This workshop for experienced writers of autobiographical prose or poetry will provide you with support and in-depth feedback on your work. It is suitable for students who have an ongoing project.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £68.00

  3. Advanced critical workshop for creative writers

    Course Date: Tue 2 May 2017 (and 1 other date)
    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
    Concession: £76.00

  4. Advanced fiction writing

    Course Date: Wed 18 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your writing on this in-depth and inspiring course. All forms of fiction are supported - long and short. Ideal for experienced writers.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  5. Advanced poetry workshop

    Course Date: Wed 3 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your poetry, taking it in new directions and maturing your poetic voice. Various approaches and techniques will be explored, and new poetry can be workshopped. For experienced poets only.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  6. Advanced writing: an online course

    Course Date: Mon 8 May 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    This workshop-based online programme offers total flexibility as you develop your writing with feedback from other participants and a supportive, knowledgeable tutor.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £289.00
    Concession: £116.00

  7. An introduction to data journalism

    Course Date: Sat 20 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Use your IT skills to data mine and find stories hidden in published statistics.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  8. Autobiographical writing

    Autobiographical writing

    Course Date: Tue 27 Sep 2016
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Whether writing for self-discovery, testimony or to tell your story, learn how to make your work evocative and powerful. Explore various resources for autobiography, from diaries to dreams, memories and fantasy.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £132.00

  9. Autobiography into fiction

    Course Date: Sat 6 May 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to turn real-life experiences into gripping fiction. Develop your writing and explore techniques for transforming personal stories into written narratives, realistic or fantastical.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  10. Biography writing

    Course Date: Tue 2 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What makes a great biography? Learn to experiment with your own life writing as you uncover the techniques and methods of this exciting genre with a professional biographer. (Please note that the dates of this course have changed and it will now run from 2 May - 11 July.).
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  11. Celebrity journalism: an introduction

    Course Date: Sat 17 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Interested in becoming a celebrity journalist? Learn what editors are looking for, and how to work with PRs and press officers. Get practical advice on selecting celebrity interviewees, interview technique and publishing your work.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  12. Creative non fiction

    Course Date: Fri 5 May 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore practical and imaginative approaches to creative non fiction, including travel writing, life writing and the essay. Analyse published work, produce your own pieces, and benefit from detailed feedback.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  13. Crime writing: an introduction

    Course Date: Sat 24 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your skills in crime writing and explore the techniques behind character, plot, dialogue, pacing and atmosphere. Benefit from stimulating writing exercises, feedback and encouragement.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  14. Developing your writing

    Course Date: Wed 3 May 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This supportive workshop for writers with some experience will provide inspiration, technical guidance and feedback on your work, as well as helping you to sustain your writing practice.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £68.00

  15. Exploring creativity: from words to stories

    Course Date: Sun 18 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Escape the constraints of the logical mind through creative games with writing and imagination. Give yourself permission to play and generate raw material for your art on this stimulating one-day course.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

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