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.
- Writing fictionCourse start date: Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 8 other dates)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Alex PickettDevelop your 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.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Introduction to art historyCourse start date: Fri 29 Sep 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sarah JaffrayAre you interested in art and want to get more out of looking at art and exhibitions? Want to know what an art historian does? Develop your interpretative skills by exploring at how art is made and what social and cultural factors construct our understanding of it.
- Crime fiction past and presentCourse start date: Tue 26 Sep 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Christine Hawkins, Kate WilkinsonWhy do we read crime fiction, and what are we looking for? How has its appeal changed over time, and why? This course focuses on crime fiction from its nineteenth-century beginnings to the present day. Come to explore its attractions and learn about its development, studying a selection of classic authors and contemporary writers including Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Patricia Highsmith and Gillian Flynn.Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £97.00
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