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A taste of creative writing

Find out what creative writing is all about. If you sometimes want to express yourself on paper, but need help in getting started, why not come along and give this a try?

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Adapting novels for TV, film and radio

Go to the cinema today or switch on a TV drama, you're very likely to be watching a script based on a novel. Adaptations are always in demand - learn the secrets.

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Date: 6 Jul 14
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Advanced autobiographical writing

A supportive workshop for more experienced writers of autobiography (including fictionalised work or poetry). Close attention to your work, exploration of techniques and discussion of relevant issues. Suitable for students who have an ongoing project and may have attended autobiographical writing courses.

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Date: 29 Apr 14 - 1 Jul 14
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Advanced critical workshop for creative writers

A supportive but rigorous workshop. Ideal if you have substantial experience in novel and short story writing. You will need a high level of writing skills.

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Advanced writing: an online course

A workshop follow-on from City Lit's online courses. A purely workshop-based programme to provide all students the opportunity to look at their work and receive detailed feedback on their work.

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Date: 28 Apr 14 - 18 Jul 14
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Autobiographical writing

Explore various resources for autobiography, such as memories, diaries, photos, dreams and fantasies. Whether you are writing for self discovery, testimony or to tell your story, you’ll learn how to make your writing evocative and powerful.

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Autobiographical writing: getting started

Interested in autobiographical writing? Learn how to get started and what's involved.

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Date: 28 Jul 14 - 8 Aug 14
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Autobiography into fiction

Explore techniques for transforming personal experience into fiction, realistic or fantastical, and discuss some of the issues around using autobiographical material in fiction.

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Concept gym: story development workshops

Before you get stuck into the hard slog of a long term writing project, it makes sense to establish that your original idea has all the right ingredients. These workshops are designed to help you to do that.

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Creating fiction

A continuous workshop for experienced, but not necessarily published, writers of short stories and novels.

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Explore our fantastic range of part-time, evening and weekend creative writing courses, from complete beginners right up to workshops for seasoned authors

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