Creative Non-Fiction Courses in London

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  1. Journaling: a taster

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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. 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: a taster

    Creative non-fiction: a taster

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 8 Dec 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Have you had experiences that will move, delight or entertain readers? This taster session in creative-non fiction explores approaches to capturing your most poignant moments and crafting them into inspiring pieces of literature.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  3. Creative non-fiction

    Creative non-fiction

    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021 (and 8 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: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  4. Autobiographical writing

    Autobiographical writing

    Course Date: Wed 13 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    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. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  5. Writing a memoir: an introduction

    Writing a memoir: an introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    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

  6. Writing a memoir (continuation)

    Writing a memoir (continuation)

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 15 Jan 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 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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  7. 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

  8. Advanced creative non-fiction: workshop

    Advanced creative non-fiction: workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 22 Feb 2021
    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

  9. Autobiographical writing: an introduction

    Autobiographical writing: an introduction

    New
    Course Date: Tue 23 Feb 2021
    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

  10. Life writing: a taster

    Life writing: a taster

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 26 Feb 2021
    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

  11. 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

  12. Local history writing

    Local history writing

    New 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

  13. How to write a book about your expert knowledge

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This short crash course is aimed at academics, business experts, health practitioners, life-coaches, psychologists, and anyone with a specific professional expertise who wants to write a book. It demystifies the publishing process and helps you formulate the first steps and stages to writing a book.

    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

  14. Writing the family

    Writing the family

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 3 Jul 2021 (and 1 other date)
    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 workshop 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. 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

  15. Creative non-fiction: an introduction

    Creative non-fiction: an introduction

    Course Date: Tue 13 Jul 2021 (and 1 other date)
    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

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