Introductory & General Creative Writing Courses in London and Online

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 myths: a taster

    Writing myths: a taster

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 20 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Whether you want to write about mythical beasts in a modern-day setting or pen a traditional epic quest, this fun, interactive taster will equip you with the craft basics to write a myth that will move and inspire.

    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. Writing men in the 21st century (in celebration of International Men's Day)

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    How do we define 'men' in the 21st century? The smart answer is probably that we shouldn't try to because there are infinite ways to be a man, but what does this mean for writing gender, and how can writers craft insightful, human portrayals of men today? This short course will look at these questions and support any writer who wants to create compelling 'men' in their work.

    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

  3. Theme focus: writing contemporary Britain

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    The landscape of Britain has changed radically in recent years, so how do we engage with the themes affecting the nation today as writers? This short course will explore how to write poetry and prose that centres the experience of life in contemporary Britain in a thoughtful and compelling way.



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    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £44.00

  4. The 60 minute writer

    The 60 minute writer

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 23 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £40.00

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