Writing Courses in London

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  1. Autobiographical writing

    Autobiographical writing

    New
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you already have some experience of writing in the autobiographical genre? Whether writing for self-discovery, testimony or to tell your story, this term-long course explores how to ensure your work is both evocative and powerful. Diaries, dreams, memories and fantasy.
    Full fee: £209.00

  2. Developing your novel

    Developing your novel

    New
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you started work on your novel? This course is suitable for experienced creative writers who want to make progress with a novel draft. Learn more about the art of novel writing and move your project forward in a supportive workshop environment.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  3. Writing skills for creative writers

    Writing skills for creative writers

    New
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Great poetry and prose begin when the writer puts the right words in the right places. Learn how and why the rules and conventions of language matter in this course, which combines creative writing with opportunities to learn/revise essential points of grammar and useful literary concepts. Suitable for beginning writers looking to build confidence, and those with more experience who would like to practise these essential skills.
    Full fee: £209.00

  4. Writing comics and graphic novels

    Writing comics and graphic novels

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: International House
    Learn the skills to write comics on this introductory course. Discover the history and key features of the medium, generate your own project, and receive advice from special guests.
    Full fee: £129.00

  5. Ways into poetry

    Ways into poetry

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 10 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    Relatively new to writing poetry? This inspiring course offers an opportunity to experiment with language and a variety of poetic devices alongside fellow emerging poets. Discover the key elements of a poem in a friendly and interactive class.
    Full fee: £209.00

  6. Writing fiction

    Writing fiction

    New
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 12 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Lovers of fiction can develop their creative writing skills on this practical intermediate course. You'll explore the fundamentals of fiction writing craft such as character and structure, and unlock your imagination to produce compelling prose. Suitable for those with some creative writing experience.
    Full fee: £209.00

  7. Ways into creative writing

    Ways into creative writing

    New
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 19 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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

  8. Autobiographical writing: an introduction

    Autobiographical writing: an introduction

    New
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short course explores the basic elements of writing autobiography drawing on memories, diaries, photos, dreams and fantasies with a focus on the forms of autobiography, memoir and the personal essay.
    Full fee: £129.00

  9. Advanced playwriting

    Advanced playwriting

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    Dive deeper into the key elements of writing for the theatre, gain fresh critical insight into your own writing, and produce a new draft of your work. This course is designed for experienced playwrights who have work in-progress.
    Full fee: £219.00

  10. The poetry lab

    The poetry lab

    New
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking for new, inventive avenues to explore in your poetry? This intensive short-course weaves together elements of drama, cinema, fairy-tale and fiction to create fresh, innovative poetry. Explore lyric, narrative and dramatic forms, using traditional and experimental techniques. For poets with some experience.
    Full fee: £129.00

  11. Flash fiction

    Flash fiction

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    Flash fiction is the art of telling small stories that make a big impact. Learn how to harness the power of economy in this practical six-week course. Suitable for those with some experience of creative writing.
    Full fee: £129.00

  12. Starting your novel

    Starting your novel

    New
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Got a great idea for a novel? Jump start your project in this supportive course that covers craft basics such as character and plot. Ideal for writers of fiction with some experience who have an idea for a novel.
    Full fee: £209.00

  13. The essay - academic writing

    The essay - academic writing

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    A crash course in essay writing – beginnings, middles and ends. Suitable for students on A-level and access courses or undergraduates. For full-time students, there is a special reduced fee of £40.
    Full fee: £99.00

  14. Writing for children

    Writing for children

    New
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Always wanted to write a children's book? This practical course will develop your ability to write for different age groups and genres of contemporary children's fiction.
    Full fee: £389.00

  15. Advanced creative non-fiction: turning experience into art

    Advanced creative non-fiction: turning experience into art

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Weave the rich strands of your personal experience into an intricate story that will entertain and educate readers. Ideal if you've attended 'Creative non-fiction' or already have a specific project planned out.
    Full fee: £219.00

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