Explore History, Culture & Writing
Explore our extraordinary range of History, Culture and Writing courses and lectures. We offer both introductory and specialist in-depth courses to suit all levels of interest and experience, from ‘How to read a film’ and World literature, to Creative non-fiction writing courses and American history and Politics courses.
Our tutors are experts in their fields and experienced educators; many have published, teach in universities or share their expertise in the media. Tutors share their knowledge and passion through presentations, readings, interactive discussion and exercises, analysis, and other activities.
Many students return to take more courses, telling us they enjoy being part of our City Lit Learning community.
Our popular courses often sell out quickly, so we invite you to browse and book your place now.
- Developing your poetryCourse start date: Tue 26 Sep 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Sarah WardleFor 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'.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Film studies tasterCourse start date: Sat 16 Sep 2023 (and 6 other dates)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Paul SuttonLearn how to evaluate and discuss films while enjoying a working example of a City Lit Film Studies class. In this class we will view and explore clips from a number of films, including popular remakes, enabling us to consider and compare themes and techniques from differing filmmaking countries. There will be a chance to review – in brief – film courses at City Lit (September - December 2023).
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
- Developing your novelCourse start date: Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 6 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sarah LeipcigerHave 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.
- Looking at paintingsCourse start date: Fri 29 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Julia MusgraveLook at masterpieces in major London galleries in this introduction to European painting. Explore different painting techniques and genres (landscape, portrait and history painting) for a basic understanding and increased enjoyment of Western art.
- Masterclass: creative non-fiction (a one-term intensive workshop)Course start date: Thu 28 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Amber HusainThis intensive creative non-fiction masterclass is open by selective application to a maximum of ten students. You will receive inspiring tutor instruction and rigorous constructive feedback on your work as you prepare for publication. Please note: the deadline for applications is 31 August.Full fee £369.00 Senior fee £369.00 Concession £369.00
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