Creative Non-Fiction Courses in London

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  1. Creative non-fiction

    Creative non-fiction

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 2 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

  2. Advanced autobiographical writing

    Advanced autobiographical writing

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £88.00

  3. Autobiographical writing: an introduction

    Autobiographical writing: an introduction

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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

  4. Writing a memoir: an introduction

    Writing a memoir: an introduction

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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

  5. Nature writing

    Nature writing

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What greater muse could a writer ask for than the organic wonders of the planet that surrounds them? Learn how to capture the majesty of nature on the page with this exciting new course in creative non-fiction.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £57.00

  6. Writing a memoir (continuation)

    Writing a memoir (continuation)

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 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 continuation course guides students in developing a memoir project that will resonate and inspire.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  7. Biography writing

    Biography writing

    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

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

    Journal inspiration: creative approaches to writing about your life

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: International House
    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

  9. Free writing: exploring connections with thoughts and feelings

    Free writing: exploring connections with thoughts and feelings

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 28 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Writing is a powerful way to explore feelings and connect to our quieter selves. In this class, use a range of exercises to explore your self, your relationships and your hidden hopes. No experience required.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  10. The art of writing the personal essay

    The art of writing the personal essay

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 31 May 2020
    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

  11. Advanced creative non-fiction: workshop

    Advanced creative non-fiction: workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 3 Jun 2020
    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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £56.00

  12. Creative non-fiction: an introduction

    Creative non-fiction: an introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 4 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This introductory short course is the perfect starting point for students who are interested in writing in the creative non-fiction genre. The course will cover both practical and imaginative approaches to creative non fiction, including travel writing, life writing and the essay.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  13. Life writing: a taster

    Life writing: a taster

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 12 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This inspiring workshop encourages students to explore a range of techniques and prompts in order to create vivid and engaging life writing.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  14. Writing autofiction: a taster

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 5 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Blurring lines between fact and fiction, blending the 'real' and the 'imaginary', autofiction has become a rich playground for writers. In this one-day advanced taster course, learn what 'autofiction' is, how it differs from other forms of life writing, and having fun exploring how to write it.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  15. Autobiographical writing: getting started

    Autobiographical writing: getting started

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 21 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Whether writing for self-discovery, testimony or to tell your story, learn how to get started and what's involved in autobiographical writing. Explore various resources from diaries to dreams, memories and fantasy.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

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