Introductory and general creative writing courses - KS - Keeley Street

Creative Writing Courses Online and in London

Learn from published authors in a relaxed and safe environment!

Fancy trying your hand at creative writing? Or are you looking to take your passion for writing to the next level? If so, look no further than City Lit’s programme of creative writing courses and workshops.

Learn the art of creative writing from published writers in a range of courses designed to support and encourage your creativity. You'll explore your own potential, discover a range of literary forms and techniques, and develop your writing skills.

Online and classroom-based creative writing courses and workshops

To help you fit your studies around your busy life, you have the freedom to either learn online in the comfort of your own home, or in a classroom setting from our Central London location.

Whatever your preference, you'll be able to meet fellow learners, interact, share, and learn in a way that motivates and inspires you. Our courses will help you grow your confidence and passion for writing, while motivating you to achieve your personal goals.

Choosing a level that's right for you – beginner to advanced level

Whether you're completely new to creative writing, have some previous experience, or you're writing at the professional level, we have courses that can support your needs. Our goal is to provide a supportive space in which you feel empowered to experiment, express your ideas, and challenge yourself to write creatively to a level that feels right for you.

Find your voice and nurture your creativity

On our courses, you'll receive guidance on how to give and receive constructive feedback on written work, and learn how to use that feedback to improve your writing. You'll share ideas and sharpen your critical thinking skills through close analysis of peer and published work, as well as growing your vocabulary, your communication skills, and your knowledge of the mechanics of writing.

So join one of our courses and have fun taking your creative writing to the next level.

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Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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  1. Ways into creative writing: an introduction
    Course start date:  Tue 7 Jun 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Eleanor Penny
    Not sure whether creative writing is for you? Give it a try on one of these fun and supportive short courses covering the basics of fiction and poetry. Increase your confidence and produce work through guided exercises and discussion.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £52.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  2. A taste of creative writing
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 9 Jul 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Give creative writing a try on this fun and supportive short 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 £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £28.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  3. Social media for writers
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 1 Jun 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lisa Goll
    Learn to wield a powerful tool in the contemporary writer’s arsenal: social media.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £28.00
  4. How to build a career around your writing
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lisa Goll
    Want to write but also build a sustainable career? This short course will help you know where to look for opportunities.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £28.00
  5. Book blogging and reviewing
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 2 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lisa Goll
    Want to write about books? This short course will get you started on you path to becoming a book reviewer or blogger.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £28.00
  6. Ways into creative writing
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Apr 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Jonathan Barnes
    Want to have a go at creative writing in a supportive environment? 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 £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £84.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  7. The 60 minute writer
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 3 May 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Rosie Fiore
    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
    Rating:
    96% of 100

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