Introductory Literature Courses

Our introductory literature courses invite you to explore different genres across a range of periods. Whether you are interested in poetry, fiction, or drama, our introductory courses – online or in-person - will help you to develop your close reading skills, along with your knowledge, understanding and appreciation of some great works of literature.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.


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  1. Literature taster
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Patricia Sweeney
    Do you want to explore how to go about understanding a poem? How to do a close reading of a work of fiction? Come and join this online taster session to find out what makes a literature class at City Lit so special.

    The course also presents an overview of our literature offering for term three in fiction, poetry, drama and literary non-fiction (April-July 2024).

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
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