Writing Courses in London

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  1. Creative non-fiction

    Creative non-fiction

    New
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore practical and imaginative approaches to creative non fiction, including travel writing, life writing and the essay. Analyse published work, produce your own pieces, and benefit from detailed feedback.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  2. 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

  3. Developing your playwriting

    Developing your playwriting

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    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: £209.00

  4. Developing your creative writing

    Developing your creative writing

    New
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This supportive intermediate course 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. This course welcomes those interested in writing poetry and prose.
    Full fee: £209.00

  5. Journal inspiration: creative approaches to writing about your life

    Journal inspiration: creative approaches to writing about your life

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    This inspiring, six week workshop, led by an experienced journaler, encourages students to explore a range of techniques and prompts in order to find an approach to life writing that suits them.
    Full fee: £129.00

  6. Short story writing

    Short story writing

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 10 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 to develop your writing skills.
    Full fee: £209.00

  7. The 60 minute writer

    The 60 minute writer

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    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.
    Full fee: £99.00

  8. Writing for magazines

    Writing for magazines

    New
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 6 other dates)
    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: £129.00

  9. Writing for children: workshop

    Writing for children: workshop

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    For experienced children's writers, this ongoing workshop offers an opportunity to develop your work-in-progress with constructive feedback from tutor and classmates. You need to have completed a ‘Writing for children’ course before joining this class.
    Full fee: £389.00
    Senior fee: £389.00
    Concession: £156.00

  10. Advanced poetry workshop

    Advanced poetry workshop

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    Develop your poetry, taking it in new directions and maturing your poetic voice. Various approaches and techniques will be explored, and new poetry can be workshopped. For experienced poets only.
    Full fee: £219.00

  11. Writing a middle grade book

    Writing a middle grade book

    New
    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the art of writing for Middle Grade (9-12 year olds). Explore what makes a great children's book by analysing the work of successful current authors and produce your own writing inspired by them.
    Full fee: £179.00

  12. Developing your poetry

    Developing your poetry

    New Evening
    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    For those familiar with the basics of poetic form, this intermediate course explores craft and content through reading exercises, writing exercises and constructive feedback. Ideal if you have already attended 'Ways into poetry'.
    Full fee: £209.00

  13. Getting away with murder: how to write crime fiction

    Getting away with murder: how to write crime fiction

    New
    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to write a murder mystery that will knock readers dead? On this course you'll learn how to plot a murder most horrid and develop your writing to create maximum suspense.
    Full fee: £129.00

  14. Memoir: an introduction

    Memoir: an introduction

    New Evening
    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 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 six week course will help you plan and craft a memoir that will resonate and inspire.
    Full fee: £109.00

  15. Developing your screenwriting

    Developing your screenwriting

    New Evening
    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue your screenwriting journey in this practical intermediate 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: £209.00

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