Creative Non-Fiction Courses in London

Life writing, travel writing, essays and autobiography: explore the many forms of creative non-fiction on our part-time courses. All our writing courses are taught by practicing writers.

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  1. The art of writing the personal essay

    The art of writing the personal essay

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 30 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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

  2. Creative non-fiction: an introduction

    Creative non-fiction: an introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 17 Feb 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    This short introductory course explores the core elements of creative non-fiction across genres such as travel writing, the personal essay and life writing. On this course you will start to produce your own works of creative non-fiction.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  3. Advanced creative non-fiction: workshop

    Advanced creative non-fiction: workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 22 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This advanced workshop is designed for students who have already completed introductory and intermediate creative-non fiction courses and would like to focus on workshopping their writing.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  4. Autobiographical writing: an introduction

    Autobiographical writing: an introduction

    Course Date: Tue 23 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This short course explores the basic elements of writing autobiography drawing on memories, diaries, photos, dreams and fantasies with a focus on the forms of autobiography, memoir and the personal essay.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  5. Writing a memoir (continuation)

    Writing a memoir (continuation)

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 24 Feb 2021 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Some moments in our lives are so powerful they beg to be shared with the world. This continuation course guides students in developing a memoir project that will resonate and inspire.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £44.00

  6. Life writing: a taster

    Life writing: a taster

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 26 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This inspiring workshop encourages students to explore a range of techniques and prompts in order to create vivid and engaging life 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

  7. How to write a non-fiction book proposal

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn how to write a compelling non-fiction book proposal on this interactive and informative short course, which will

    demystify the essentials to give your project the best chance of success.

    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

  8. Micro-memoir: a taster

    Micro-memoir: a taster

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 12 Mar 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Fleeting glimpses. Missed trains. Unforgettable goodbyes. A life is measured in moments as well as momentous occasions. This fun day workshop coaches students in the art of micro-memoir. Can you write about an instant that changed you in 200 words or less?

    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

  9. Writing autofiction: a taster

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 13 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Blurring lines between fact and fiction, blending the 'real' and the 'imaginary', autofiction has become a rich playground for writers. In this short advanced taster course, learn what 'autofiction' is, how it differs from other forms of life writing, and having fun exploring how to write it.

    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

  10. Journaling: a taster

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This inspiring workshop, led by an experienced journaler, encourages students to explore a range of techniques and prompts in order to find an approach to life writing that suits them.

    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

  11. Local history writing

    Local history writing

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    On this inspiring new short course students will learn how to write local history books, booklets and features. Local history covers a broad spectrum of topics but writers in this area are often interested in penning volumes about their family, their home town, the street they live in, the places they love, know well or grew up in, from old buildings to parks, markets and beyond.

    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

  12. Creative non-fiction

    Creative non-fiction

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore practical and imaginative approaches to creative non fiction, including travel writing, life writing and the essay. Analyse published work, produce your own pieces, and benefit from detailed feedback.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £80.00

  13. Writing a memoir: an introduction

    Writing a memoir: an introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Some moments in our lives are so powerful they beg to be shared with the world. This course will help you plan and craft a memoir that will resonate and inspire.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  14. Journal inspiration: creative approaches to writing about your life

    Journal inspiration: creative approaches to writing about your life

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 22 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This inspiring, six week workshop, led by an experienced journaler, encourages students to explore a range of techniques and prompts in order to find an approach to life writing that suits them.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  15. Biography writing

    Biography writing

    Course Date: Thu 27 May 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    What makes a great biography? Learn to experiment with your own life writing as you uncover the techniques and methods of this exciting genre with a professional biographer.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

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