History, Culture & Writing Courses in London

We offer an extraordinary range of courses during the day, in the evening and at weekends, from the most popular subjects to the completely unique, including film studies, creative and non-fiction writing courses and American history courses. Many of our tutors are nationally recognised in their fields, including published authors, and practising professionals in the media. As a learner you can also benefit from our partnerships with organisations such as the British Film Institute and close links with The British Museum, the London Transport Museum and many others.

Want to speak to a member of the Humanities Team to find out more about our courses? Call us on 020 7492 2652 or email us on humanities@citylit.ac.uk.

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  1. City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Looking for that perfect present? Treat someone to the gift of learning with a course at City Lit. Available from £10, our gift vouchers can be used to book a place on any of our courses, from London walks and food tasting to museum visits, poetry and much more. Simply purchase your voucher and the recipient can choose from thousands of courses, at a time which suits them.
    From: £10.00

  2. Reading for writers: queer fiction (a fortnightly course)

    Reading for writers: queer fiction (a fortnightly course)

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Explore the scope of human experience through the lens of LGBT+ writers, and learn from them the fundamentals of writing compelling fiction. This fortnightly intermediate course combines reading and analysis of key queer texts with practical writing exercises. Suitable for all those with some creative writing experience and an interest in queer perspectives in fiction.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  3. Introduction to classical civilisations: "the Twelve Caesars"

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the extraordinary lives of the first rulers of Imperial Rome. Ancient historians have given us vivid accounts of the sometimes amusing, often scandalous, but always fascinating events in their lives. Can we distinguish between 'fact’ and vicious propaganda? A visit to the British Museum is included.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  4. Writing skills for creative writers

    Writing skills for creative writers

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 2 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
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  5. Ways into poetry

    Ways into poetry

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 8 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
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  6. Writing comics and graphic novels

    Writing comics and graphic novels

    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
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  7. Ancient American civilisations - part 1: the South

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Shrouded in mystery and legend, Amazonian and Central American cultures reveal surprising links to societies of the Andes that defy and challenge common perceptions about the rise of civilisation in the Americas.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. The end of a dynasty in Ancient Egypt: Tutankhamun, Ay and Horemheb

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Trace the story of Tutankhamun and of his dynasty through new evidence. This course will coincide with an exhibition of Tutankhamun's treasures in London at this time. There may be an opportunity for a group visit to the exhibition.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  9. Masterclass: fiction (a one-term intensive workshop)

    Masterclass: fiction (a one-term intensive workshop)

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: International House
    This intensive fiction workshop is open by selective application to a maximum of ten fiction writers working at the advanced and professional levels. You will receive rigorous constructive feedback on your novel or short story as you develop it with a view to publication, and participate in detailed tutor-led discussions on advanced elements of fictional craft. Application deadline: Sunday 8 September 2019.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £339.00

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

    Advanced creative non-fiction: turning experience into art

    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
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £88.00

  11. The poetry lab

    The poetry lab

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 2 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
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  12. Writing for children

    Writing for children

    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. (Please note this is a two-term course, payable in two instalments.).
    Full fee: £389.00
    Senior fee: £389.00
    Concession: £156.00

  13. Flash fiction

    Flash fiction

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 2 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
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  14. Advanced playwriting

    Advanced playwriting

    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
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £88.00

  15. The essay - academic writing

    The essay - academic writing

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 2 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
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £40.00

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