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. Autobiographical writing

    Autobiographical writing

    Course Date: Mon 21 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  2. Creative non-fiction

    Creative non-fiction

    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  3. Advanced creative non-fiction: turning experience into art

    Advanced creative non-fiction: turning experience into art

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Weave the rich strands of your personal experience into an intricate story that will entertain and educate readers. Ideal if you've attended 'Creative non-fiction' or already have a specific project planned out.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £88.00

  4. Advanced autobiographical writing

    Advanced autobiographical writing

    Course Date: Fri 2 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    A supportive workshop for more experienced writers of autobiography (including fictionalised work or poetry). Close attention to your work, exploration of techniques and discussion of relevant issues. Suitable for students who have an ongoing project and may have attended autobiographical writing courses.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £88.00

  5. Creative non-fiction: a taster

    Creative non-fiction: a taster

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 16 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This engaging taster course will introduce the key features of creative non-fiction. Explore narratives such as memoir and the non-fiction novel. You'll also get the chance to take part in practical writing exercises.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £28.00

  6. Micro-memoir: a taster

    Micro-memoir: a taster

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 23 Oct 2020
    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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £19.00

  7. Biography writing: an introduction

    Biography writing: an introduction

    Course Date: Wed 28 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    What makes a great biography? This introductory course, led by a professional biographer, covers the key techniques used in this exciting genre.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  8. Creative non-fiction: an introduction

    Creative non-fiction: an introduction

    Course Date: Wed 28 Oct 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online


    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  9. Writing the family

    Writing the family

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Ever thought about crafting your family history into an engaging narrative that will delight and move readers? This thought-provoking, short course tackles the challenges of writing about family life and offers writers guidance on shaping personal stories into a coherent arc.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £28.00

  10. Journaling: a taster

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This inspiring taster course 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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £28.00

  11. Writing a memoir: an introduction

    Writing a memoir: an introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 25 Sep 2020
    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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

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