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Writing Courses in London and Online

Learn to write stories, articles and poetry in the same college where big names in literature such as Dylan Thomas, Andrea Levy and Malorie Blackman have trained or taught.

You can now study from the comfort of your own home on our new range of interactive online courses whether you're just starting out or ready to publish your first book. The benefits of our online writing courses include expert tuition from a published author and feedback on your work as you develop your writing skills. There will also be opportunities to participate in group discussions and activities with fellow students.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

City Lit's writing students frequently go on to further study or publication. Read their success stories

Students are warmly encouraged to send in their work to be considered for inclusion in Between the Lines, our annual anthology of creative writing.

We're delighted to announce City Lit’s Malorie Blackman Scholarships for 'Unheard Voices', providing three annual awards worth up to £1000 each, to fund one year’s study within the Creative Writing department at City Lit. Learn more >

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  1. Craft focus: dialogue in fiction

    Craft focus: dialogue in fiction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 14 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Show rather than tell through quality dialogue. This short course will explore ways to develop that all-important ‘ear for dialogue’ through writing exercises and analysis of proven techniques. Please note: this course will have a 2-hr break from 12:30-14:30.

    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. How to get published

    How to get published

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 15 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    So you've finished your novel. What's next? This short course provides guidance in submitting to agents and publishers, and helps you to tailor your work to maximise its potential in the marketplace.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  3. Introduction to journalism

    Introduction to journalism

    Course Date: Wed 17 Feb 2021 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    How do you become a freelance journalist? Discover the basic skills a journalist needs to write and sell news and features to newspapers, magazines, blogs and other online publications. From developing ideas and identifying outlets to interview skills and approaching editors. Led by well-established journalist and coach Susan Grossman. Suitable for those looking to refresh their skills and bloggers.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  4. Creative non-fiction: an introduction

    Creative non-fiction: an introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 17 Feb 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    This short introductory course explores the core elements of creative non-fiction across genres such as travel writing, the personal essay and life writing. On this course you will start to produce your own works of creative non-fiction.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  5. How to impress a publisher

    How to impress a publisher

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Publishing insider Lisa Goll offers expert advice on how to impress a publisher, work with agents and become a star author.

    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

  6. Writing climate fiction: a taster

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Climate fiction or 'cli-fi' is writing that responds to environmental issues. Explore the genre in this supportive taster workshop, and channel your care and concern for our planet into writing impacful fiction.

    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

  7. Autobiography into fiction: a taster

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Feb 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn how to turn real-life experiences into gripping fiction in this fun course for fiction writing beginners and those interested in writing fiction from life. Develop your writing skills and explore techniques for transforming personal stories into written narratives, realistic or fantastical.

    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

  8. Advanced creative non-fiction: workshop

    Advanced creative non-fiction: workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 22 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This advanced workshop is designed for students who have already completed introductory and intermediate creative-non fiction courses and would like to focus on workshopping their writing.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  9. Ways into creative writing: a gentle pace

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 22 Feb 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Are you brand new to creative writing? Do you want to build your confidence in a supportive environment alongside other beginners? This gentle short-course guides students taking their first steps on the path to becoming a creative writer.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £36.00

  10. Autobiographical writing: an introduction

    Autobiographical writing: an introduction

    Course Date: Tue 23 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  11. Short story writing (intensive)

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 24 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    A fast-paced introduction to the art of writing short stories. In this 6-week course you will receive technical advice, creative exercises to generate ideas, and feedback to develop your writing skills.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  12. Ways into poetry: a gentle pace

    Ways into poetry: a gentle pace

    New Evening
    Course Date: Thu 25 Feb 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Are you brand new to writing poetry? Do you want to build your confidence in a supportive environment alongside other beginners in the craft? This gentle short course guides students taking their first steps on the path to becoming a poet.

    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

  13. Ways into poetry: an introduction

    Ways into poetry: an introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 25 Feb 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Are you just starting to write poetry? This inspiring short course offers an opportunity to experiment with language and a variety of poetic devices. Discover the key elements of a poem in a friendly and interactive class.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  14. Life writing: a taster

    Life writing: a taster

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 26 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This inspiring workshop encourages students to explore a range of techniques and prompts in order to create vivid and engaging life writing.

    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

  15. Online journalism: pitching and writing for modern media

    Online journalism: pitching and writing for modern media

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    With the dawn of online media outlets, there are more opportunities than ever before for writers to showcase their talent to the world. This workshop guides students in successfully writing and pitching news and features to multiple digital channels.

    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

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