Creative non-fiction: an introduction

Course Dates: 03/06/21 - 08/07/21
Time: 17:30 - 19:30
Location: Online
This introductory short course is the perfect starting point for students who are interested in writing in the creative non-fiction genre. The course will cover both practical and imaginative approaches to creative non fiction, including travel writing, life writing and the essay.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £52.00

Course Code: HW509

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Thu, eve, 03 Jun - 08 Jul '21

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course will explore elements of language, style and structure within creative non-fiction. Different genres of creative non-fiction will be examined through in-class analysis and writing exercises.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- Core genres within creative non-fiction.
- Tone and perspective in creative non-fiction.
- Language techniques in creative non-fiction.
- Structural elements of creative non-fiction.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Develop their understanding of genres within creative non-fiction
- Use tone and perspective for effect in your writing
- Use language and structural techniques for effect in your writing.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an introductory course. Students will need to be able to read and write fluently in English.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught through a mix of pair work, group work, extract analysis, writing exercises and tutor instruction.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need writing materials such as pen and paper for your notes and writing exercises.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

City Lit runs a range of courses in creative non-fiction. For more information please browse our website.

Lorna V Tutor Website

Lorna V is an award-winning playwright, performance artist, journalist, author, and writing coach. She has written for many publications including the Daily Mail, the Guardian Weekend, Cosmopolitan and Sunday Times Style. She has written three personal development books for the Psychologies magazine brand published by Wiley and her interest in psychology has led to her currently studying for an MSc in Creative Arts and Mental Health. As writer-performer she has appeared at venues and festivals in and out of London, including Battersea Arts Centre, Blue Elephant Theatre and Oxford’s Old Fire Station.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.