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Explore our extraordinary range of History, Culture and Writing courses and lectures. We offer both introductory and specialist in-depth courses to suit all levels of interest and experience, from ‘How to read a film’ and World literature, to Creative non-fiction writing courses and American history and Politics courses.

Study in-person at City Lit or offsite, or online from the comfort of home, with interactive classes that allow you to participate in discussions with fellow adult students. We offer daytime, evening and weekend courses, both short and long. For more information on our online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Our tutors are experts in their fields and experienced educators; many have published, teach in universities or share their expertise in the media. Tutors share their knowledge and passion through presentations, readings, interactive discussion and exercises, analysis, and other activities.

Many students return to take more courses, telling us they enjoy being part of our City Lit Learning community.

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  1. The art of writing the personal essay
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 29 May 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Helen Cox
    Follow in the footsteps of Dorothy Parker, George Orwell and Zadie Smith with this taster course on the personal essay, a continuously thriving genre of autobiographical writing.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £28.00
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  2. Writing the Oulipo: a taster
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Terry Freedman
    Does your writing need a boost of inspiration? How about counter-intuitively imposing constraints on yourself? Learn about the ideas of the French Oulipo movement and see what happens when you experiment with interesting – and challenging – limitations!



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £8.00
  3. Writing strong female characters
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 2 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sophie McKenzie
    Celebrate strong women with this inclusive one-off session on how to write powerful fictional women. A two-hour course in partnership with the British Museum’s exhibition on feminine power.



    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
  4. Pitching your screenplay treatment
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 2 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alan Nixon
    You've worked hard on a screenplay but how do you sell it? This short intensive course identifies tools you can select to create a compelling Pitch Treatment. Please note: this course will have a 2-hr break from 12:30-14:30.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £28.00
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  5. Beat writer’s block
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kate Smurthwaite
    A one day course for anyone who has started a project and lost their way, run out of momentum or found themselves staring at a blank page and wondering where the fun of writing went.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £28.00
  6. Micropoetry: small poems, big ideas
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 22 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jennifer Wong
    Explore the emerging art form of micropoetry in this fun but informative day workshop. Compose your own poetry and learn how to make every word on the page count.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £28.00
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  7. Writing poetry: experiments in chance and choice
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Mariah Whelan
    Explore interesting, off-beat and diverse approaches to generating verse on this one-day course. Try out cut-ups, found lines, experiments in meter and rhyme, and much more.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £28.00
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  8. Writing flash fiction: a taster
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 31 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Lucy Popescu
    A sideways glance: succinct, powerful. This short workshop on the essential components of flash fiction will teach you to tell a complete story in very few words. Please note: this course will have a 2-hr break from 12:30-14:30.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £28.00

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