Writing

Learn to write stories, articles and poetry in the same college where big names in literature such as Dylan Thomas, Andrea Levy and Malorie Blackman have trained and taught. Our short writing courses take place in the evenings, daytimes and at weekends, and are suitable for all levels - whether you're just starting out or ready to publish your first book.

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  1. A taste of journalism

    A taste of journalism

    Course Date: Sat 25 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever dreamed of becoming a journalist? Come and learn the basics from an experienced feature writer. Discover how journalists develop ideas, get quotes and present their material in a feature style.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  2. Performance poetry with Josh Idehen

    Performance poetry with Josh Idehen

    Course Date: Sat 25 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Write poetry and perform it, finding your own style and delivery under the guidance of a spoken word artist. Explore the differences between performance and other forms of poetry.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  3. Micropoetry: small poems, big ideas

    Micropoetry: small poems, big ideas

    Course Date: Sun 26 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the emerging art form of micropoetry in this one-day workshop. Compose your own poetry and learn how to make every word on the page count.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  4. Writing song lyrics: a taster

    Writing song lyrics: a taster

    Course Date: Sat 2 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you have an idea for a song? On this course we'll analyse lyrics from a range of eras, and examine how and why they work. Enjoy supportive guidance and numerous exercises designed to facilitate you in writing your own lyrics.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  5. The power of voice in fiction

    The power of voice in fiction

    Course Date: Sat 2 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Voice is an act rather than a thing, a passage of breath, a movement of sound, a certain transfer of meaning – the one special feature of writing that bridges the lonely gap between writer and reader. Develop your voice with acclaimed novelist, Tasha Kavanagh.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  6. Poetry in the making

    Poetry in the making

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This workshop is an opportunity to get support and advice in developing and fine-tuning your work, in a culture where new poems will grow. This course is best suited to more experienced poets. (There will be no class on 10 Nov.).
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  7. Ways into creative writing

    Ways into creative writing

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018 (and 15 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to have a go at creative writing in a supportive atmosphere? Join one of these introductory courses. Guided exercises will give you the tools to explore language creatively and find your own writing voice.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  8. Writing fiction

    Writing fiction

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018 (and 8 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your writing with confidence on this course, as we explore character, structure and plot development on the journey to producing quality fiction.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  9. Novel writing

    Novel writing

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you started work on your novel? This course is ideal if you are an experienced creative writer and want to explore the principles of novel writing in a supportive workshop environment.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  10. Writing skills for creative writers

    Writing skills for creative writers

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Great poetry and prose begin when the writer puts the right words in the right places. Learn how and why the rules and conventions of language matter in this course, which combines creative writing with opportunities to learn/revise essential points of grammar and useful literary concepts. Suitable for beginning writers looking to build confidence, and those with more experience who would like to practise these essential skills.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  11. Sports journalism

    Sports journalism

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    This six-week interactive course introduces students to the principles, the practices and varying elements of sports reporting and sports journalism.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £44.00

  12. Advanced critical workshop: masterclass

    Advanced critical workshop: masterclass

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This intensive and advanced critical workshop is open to just ten students enrolled through a selection process. Thanks to the exclusivity of this course, students will receive in-depth feedback on their novel or short stories. Students will also benefit from detailed group discussions on the art of fiction.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £329.00

  13. Self-publishing fiction: the whole story

    Self-publishing fiction: the whole story

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    With shrinking author advances and a narrowing market, self-publishing is becoming bigger business by the day. But what does a writer need to consider when taking the giant leap of publishing their own fiction book? This course explains it all.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  14. Screenwriting: stage 1 (continuation)

    Screenwriting: stage 1 (continuation)

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue your screenwriting journey on this intermediate course. Writing exercises, presentations and screenings will teach you key skills as you work on your own project. New students with some writing experience are welcome to join.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  15. The essay - academic writing

    The essay - academic writing

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A crash course in essay writing – beginnings, middles and ends. Suitable for students on A level and access courses or undergraduates. For full-time students, there is a special reduced fee of £27.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £36.00

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