Creative non-fiction: an introduction

Course Dates: 06/06/19 - 04/07/19
Time: 19:40 - 21:40
Location: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
Tutor: Wes Brown

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.


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.

The Tutor: Wes Brown is a writer, lecturer and editor. He has published novels, short stories, reviews and essays in various journals. He is currently undertaking a PhD in narrative nonfiction as a CHASE scholar at the University of Kent and writing an autofiction about pro wrestling.

City Lit reserves the right to change course tutors from those advertised in this outline. In line with our refund policy we are unable to grant a refund on the grounds of a change of tutor.

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 to bring writing materials such as pen and paper to class 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.

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Book your place

Course Code: HW509

Thu, eve, 06 Jun - 04 Jul '19

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Full fee: £99.00
Senior fee: £99.00
Concession: £40.00

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