Introductory and general creative writing courses

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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