Introductory & general creative writing courses

Give creative writing a try on our fun and supportive range of beginners' courses. Guided exercises will encourage you to experiment with a range of forms and unlock your imagination. Weekday, evening and weekend time slots are available, so you're sure to find something that fits your schedule.

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  1. Writing political comedy

    Writing political comedy

    Course Date: Sat 24 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    When it comes to subjects for comedy, the news media never seems to run out. Learn to write political comedy from pithy one liners to satirical columns and monologues using techniques from professional comedy script writers.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  2. A taste of creative writing

    A taste of creative writing

    Course Date: Sat 17 Mar 2018 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Give creative writing a try on this fun and supportive one-day course. Ideal if you want to express yourself but need help in getting started. Guided exercises will encourage you to experiment and unlock your imagination.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  3. Writing skills for creative writers

    Writing skills for creative writers

    Course Date: Mon 16 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Great poetry and prose begin when the writer puts the right words in the right places. Learn how and why the rules and conventions of language matter in this course, which combines creative writing with opportunities to learn/revise essential points of grammar and useful literary concepts. Suitable for beginning writers looking to build confidence, and those with more experience who would like to practise these essential skills.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £72.00

  4. Self-publishing: the whole story

    Self-publishing: the whole story

    Course Date: Mon 16 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to publish your own novel, poetry / short story collection, memoir or non-fiction book? Self-publishing allows you to keep full creative control of your project. But what does a writer need to consider when taking the giant leap of publishing their own book? This course explains it all.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £72.00

  5. Ways into creative writing

    Ways into creative writing

    Course Date: Mon 16 Apr 2018 (and 9 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to have a go at creative writing in a supportive atmosphere? Join one of these introductory courses. Guided exercises will give you the tools to explore language creatively and find your own writing voice.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £72.00

  6. Writing for video games

    Writing for video games

    Course Date: Wed 18 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This industry-led course introduces students to the fundamentals of writing for the video game genre.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  7. Developing your creative writing: workshop

    Developing your creative writing: workshop

    Course Date: Wed 18 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This supportive workshop for writers with some experience will provide inspiration, technical guidance and feedback on your work, as well as helping you to sustain your writing practice. (There will be no class on 23 May.).
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  8. Ways into creative writing: an introduction

    Ways into creative writing: an introduction

    Course Date: Wed 18 Apr 2018 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Not sure whether creative writing is for you? Give it a try over six fun sessions covering the basics of fiction and poetry. Increase your confidence and produce work through guided exercises and discussion.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £44.00

  9. The 60 minute writer

    The 60 minute writer

    Course Date: Fri 20 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fit creative writing into your busy day: a relaxed, informal rolling programme for writers of all levels of experience who enjoy being thrown new ideas and experimenting with poetry and prose.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £40.00

  10. Developing your creative writing

    Developing your creative writing

    Course Date: Sat 21 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your writing voice while continuing to explore and experiment with different genres. Ideal if you have completed 'Ways into creative writing' or another introductory course.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  11. Approaching an agent

    Approaching an agent

    Course Date: Sat 12 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This one-day workshop, designed for authors who have finished their manuscript, offers practical advice on finding and approaching a literary agent.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  12. Writing inspiration jam

    Writing inspiration jam

    Course Date: Sat 2 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fun, inspiring day workshop explores the many sources of inspiration available to writers in their every day lives.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  13. The City Lit festival of writing

    The City Lit festival of writing

    Course Date: Sat 9 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join us for an inspiring day of talks, lectures and panels from publishing industry insiders, on the theme of writing for the 21st century.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  14. Exploring creativity: from words to stories

    Exploring creativity: from words to stories

    Course Date: Sun 10 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Escape the constraints of the logical mind through creative games with writing and imagination. Give yourself permission to play and generate raw material for your art on this stimulating one-day course.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  15. How to impress a publisher

    How to impress a publisher

    Course Date: Sat 24 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Publishing insider Lisa Goll offers expert advice on how to impress a publisher, work with agents and become a star author.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

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