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Carmen Morris-Coulson
Carmen Morris-Coulson completed a series of Creative Writing courses at City Lit. She was offered a publishing contract in 2019 and won a FAB Publisher’s Prize in 2020. We recently caught up with Ci...
Student Attiya Khan
Attiya Khan completed a series of creative writing courses at City Lit while working as a GP and raising her 3 children. Her debut novel Ten Steps To Us is being released later this year. We recently ...
City Lit tutor Vicky Grut
If you’ve often thought that you might want to try your hand at writing fiction one day, this period of COVID restrictions may well be the perfect time to put those plans into action. City Lit Creat...
Malorie Blackman Scholarship Recipient Celestine Fraser
We recently caught up with Celestine Fraser, one of the recipients of the Malorie Blackman scholarship programme, to find out more about her current writing projects and how the scholarship has helped...
Osob Dahir
We recently caught up with Osob Dahir, one of the recipients of City Lit's Malorie Blackman scholarship programme, to find out more about her current writing projects and how the scholarship has helpe...
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Find your own way into poetry. Make your own canon. Read poems that come out of your world. They are good and worthy. Find and adore the meaning they hold for you. And then expand, explore the worlds ...
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City Lit tutor, published author and poet, Helen Cox, on how to write a book and get it published.
Osob Dahir
Osob Dahir is one of the three recipients of the City Lit Malorie Blackman scholarship for ‘Unheard Voices’. We recently caught up with Osob to find out more about her City Lit experiences, winnin...
Andrea Levy smiling and sitting on a red chair with flowers on a side table next to her

Andrea Levy

28 November 2019
Our much-loved friend and former student, the best-selling international author Andrea Levy, who has died aged 62, honed her writing skills and confidence on classes at City Lit.
City Lit Fellow Malorie Blackman
City Lit will provide three annual awards worth up to £1000 each to fund study within the City Lit Creative Writing department. The awards seek to support and encourage the creative and professional ...