Creative Non-Fiction Courses in London

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  1. Micro-memoir: a taster

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 25 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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?
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £19.00

  2. Creative non-fiction: an introduction

    Creative non-fiction: an introduction

    Course Date: Wed 30 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short introductory course explore 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.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  3. Biography writing: an introduction

    Biography writing: an introduction

    Course Date: Wed 30 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What makes a great biography? This introductory course, led by a professional biographer, covers the key techniques used in this exciting genre.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  4. The art of letter writing

    The art of letter writing

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 22 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    There's more to the art of letter writing than talking about the weather. Regardless of whether or not you send your mail electronically or through traditional routes, this short course will help you write more inspiring correspondence to penfriends and loved ones.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  5. Memoir: a taster at the British Library

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 24 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Do you have a personal story to tell that will move, delight, stir and inform readers? This exciting new partnership with the British Library guides students who are just starting to plan and craft a memoir.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  6. Writing the family

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 8 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever thought about crafting your family history into an engaging narrative that will delight and move readers? This thought-provoking day workshop tackles the challenges of writing about family life and offers writers guidance on shaping personal stories into a coherent arc.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  7. Creative non-fiction

    Creative non-fiction

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  8. Autobiographical writing

    Autobiographical writing

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you already have some experience of writing in the autobiographical genre? Whether writing for self-discovery, testimony or to tell your story, this term-long course explores how to ensure your work is both evocative and powerful. Diaries, dreams, memories and fantasy.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  9. Writing a memoir: an introduction

    Writing a memoir: an introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: International House
    Some moments in our lives are so powerful they beg to be shared with the world. This six week course will help you plan and craft a memoir that will resonate and inspire.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

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

    Journal inspiration: creative approaches to writing about your life

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  11. The art of writing the personal essay

    The art of writing the personal essay

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 2 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  12. Advanced creative non-fiction: workshop

    Advanced creative non-fiction: workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 24 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: International House
    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.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  13. Autobiographical writing: an introduction

    Autobiographical writing: an introduction

    Course Date: Tue 25 Feb 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  14. Writing a memoir (continuation)

    Writing a memoir (continuation)

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 26 Feb 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £44.00

  15. Developing your life writing

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 28 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This inspiring workshop encourages students to explore a range of techniques and prompts in order to help students with some prior experience of life writing progress further.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

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