Introductory & General Creative Writing Courses in London

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. All our creative writing tutors are published authors.

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  1. Writing inspiration jam

    Writing inspiration jam

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 10 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fun, inspiring day workshop explores the many sources of inspiration available to writers in their everyday lives.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  2. Approaching an agent

    Approaching an agent

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 May 2020
    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

  3. Writing for video games

    Writing for video games

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 2 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: International House
    This industry-led course introduces students to the fundamentals of writing for the video game genre.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  4. Writing magical realism

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 7 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In a world where it rains diamonds on Jupiter, where the longest mountain range is found in the depths of the ocean and people in cities and farmyards alike are sprinkled with cosmic dust from the heavens on a daily basis, is it so outrageous to believe that something magical might take place? This fun day workshop offers introductory guidance to students who want to write in the magical realism genre.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  5. The Classics and creative writing

    The Classics and creative writing

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 14 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From tragedy, comedy and epic, to the face that launched a thousand ships, Greek and Roman genres and myths are at the heart of the Western literary tradition. This one-day masterclass will consider how Classical literature can still provide creative writers with a goldmine of forms, styles, and themes.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

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    Self-publishing: an introduction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Jun 2020
    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 how do you give your book the best chance of achieving high sales and what does a writer need to consider when taking the giant leap of publishing their own book? This course offers students introductory information on the world of self-publishing.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  7. Beat writer’s block

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A one day course for anyone who has started a project and lost their way, run out of momentum or found themselves staring at a blank page and wondering where the fun of writing went.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  8. Creating your author platform online

    Creating your author platform online

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 1 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Increasingly publishers are looking for an author with an impressive online presence, as well as a sparkling manuscript. On this one-day workshop, you'll learn how to start and grow your author brand, gain a following and build a readership for your future titles.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  9. Creative nature writing

    Creative nature writing

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 16 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you enjoy being in nature and want to capture that on the page? Learn how to write about the natural world in this fun course, which includes a short field trip into the urban 'wild' to provide inspiration for your poetry or prose.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

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