Introductory & general creative writing courses

Give creative writing a try on our fun and supportive range of beginners' courses. Guided exercises will encourage you to experiment with a range of forms and unlock your imagination. Weekday, evening and weekend time slots are available, so you're sure to find something that fits your schedule. All our creative writing tutors are published authors.
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  1. A taste of creative writing

    Course Date: Sat 28 Oct 2017 (and 8 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. Approaching an agent

    Course Date: Sat 12 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This one-day workshop, designed for authors who have finished their manuscript, offers practical advice on finding and approaching a literary agent.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  3. City Lit Festival of Writing

    Course Date: Sat 16 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fantastic array of writers, performers, agents and publishers will facilitate readings, panel discussions, writing workshops, performances. City Lit's annual anthology, Between the Lines, will also be launched that weekend. For a full programme and a list of special guests, visit citylit.ac.uk/festivalofwriting.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  4. Creating your author platform

    Course Date: Sun 26 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Increasingly publishers are looking for an author with an impressive online presence, as well as a sparkling manuscript. On this one-day workshop, you'll learn how to start and grow your author brand, gain a following and build a readership for your future titles.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  5. Developing your writing

    Course Date: Wed 27 Sep 2017 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This supportive workshop for writers with some experience will give you inspiration, technical guidance and feedback on your work, as well as helping you to sustain your writing practice.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  6. Exploring creativity: from words to stories

    Course Date: Sun 10 Jun 2018
    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

  7. Furthering your creative writing

    Course Date: Sat 30 Sep 2017 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your writing voice while continuing to explore and experiment with different genres. Ideal if you have completed 'Ways into creative writing' or another introductory course.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  8. How to impress a publisher

    Course Date: Sat 24 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Publishing insider Lisa Goll offers expert advice on how to impress a publisher, work with agents and become a star author.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  9. 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

  10. Journal inspiration

    Course Date: Sat 10 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This inspiring, weekend workshop, led by an experienced journaler, encourages students to explore a range of techniques and prompts in order to find an approach to life writing that suits them.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £40.00

  11. Self-publishing: the whole story

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    With shrinking author advances and a narrowing market, self-publishing is becoming bigger business by the day. But what does a writer need to consider when taking the giant leap of publishing their own book? This course explains it all.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £132.00

  12. Staying sane in the world of writing

    Course Date: Sat 17 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to turn your setbacks into comebacks on this course designed to help budding authors navigate the often lonely and frustrating world of writing.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  13. The 60 minute writer

    Course Date: Fri 29 Sep 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fit creative writing into your busy day: a relaxed, informal rolling programme for writers of all levels of experience who enjoy being thrown new ideas and experimenting with poetry and prose.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £40.00

  14. Ways into creative writing

    Course Date: Mon 7 Aug 2017 (and 22 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to have a go at creative writing in a supportive atmosphere? Join this introductory course. Guided exercises will give you the tools to explore language creatively and find your own writing voice.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00

  15. Ways into creative writing: an introduction

    Course Date: Wed 27 Sep 2017 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Not sure whether creative writing is for you? Give it a try over six fun sessions covering the basics of fiction and poetry. Increase your confidence and produce work through guided exercises and discussion.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £44.00

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