Writing Courses in London

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  1. Writing about food

    Writing about food

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Love food and want to write about it? There’s never been a better time with so much happening - from street food markets, pop-up restaurants and supper clubs to 24-hour fine dining and gourmet takeaways - and so many opportunities, with new publications, websites and, of course, blogs.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £68.00

  2. Nature writing

    Nature writing

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What greater muse could a writer ask for than the organic wonders of the planet that surrounds them? Learn how to capture the majesty of nature on the page with this exciting new course in creative non-fiction.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £52.00

  3. Writing a memoir (continuation)

    Writing a memoir (continuation)

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Some moments in our lives are so powerful they beg to be shared with the world. This continuation course guides students in developing a memoir project that will resonate and inspire.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £48.00

  4. Developing your creative writing

    Developing your creative writing

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019 (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.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  5. Advanced screenwriting

    Advanced screenwriting

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Continue to explore the secrets of successful screenplays and receive feedback on your draft project in this rigorous workshop. Suitable for experienced screenwriters with some years experience and a complete or near-complete draft of a screenplay.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  6. Freelance writing and blogging

    Freelance writing and blogging

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get inspired to write on this practical course for freelance journalists and bloggers. Learn to carry out research, interview people, pitch and publish stories, and build your presence on social media.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  7. Short story writing

    Short story writing

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A hands-on introduction to the art of writing short stories. You will receive technical advice, creative exercises to generate ideas, and feedback from an experienced author.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  8. Writing for magazines

    Writing for magazines

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get inspired to write on this practical course for freelance journalists and bloggers. Learn to carry out research, interview people, pitch and publish stories, and build your presence on social media.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £48.00

  9. Flash fiction

    Flash fiction

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A sideways glance: succinct, powerful. Experiment with telling stories in 500-600 words.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  10. Writing a memoir: an introduction

    Writing a memoir: an introduction

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Some moments in our lives are so powerful they beg to be shared with the world. This course will help you plan and craft a memoir that will resonate and inspire.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £40.00

  11. Editing your children's novel

    Editing your children's novel

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Editing your novel can be a tricky business! Get support on this lively course, learning techniques and skills to improve and edit your manuscript.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £64.00

  12. Advanced critical workshop: fiction

    Advanced critical workshop: fiction

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For experienced writers, this supportive but rigorous workshop offers the perfect opportunity to develop your novel or short story. Receive in-depth feedback and benefit from detailed group discussions on the art of fiction.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  13. Ways into screenwriting

    Ways into screenwriting

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Learn to write for the screen on this practical, introductory course. Writing exercises, presentations and screenings will teach you key skills, and you’ll begin to produce work and an outline for a full-length project.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  14. Developing your playwriting

    Developing your playwriting

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue to explore the key elements of dramatic writing, and benefit from supportive and detailed feedback on your own work. New students with some playwriting experience are welcome to join.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  15. Ways into creative writing: an introduction

    Ways into creative writing: an introduction

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Not sure whether creative writing is for you? Give it a try on this fun and supportive short course covering the basics of fiction and poetry. Increase your confidence and produce work through guided exercises and discussion.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £48.00

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