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. 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

  2. Writing fiction

    Writing fiction

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 9 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Lovers of fiction can develop their 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.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  3. Ways into playwriting

    Ways into playwriting

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    Explore the fundamental techniques of writing for the stage in this introductory course. Get to grips with dialogue, character, story and structure, and start work on your own play.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  4. Starting your novel

    Starting your novel

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Got a great idea for a novel? Jump start your project in this supportive course that covers craft basics such as character and plot. Ideal for writers of fiction with some experience who have an idea for a novel.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  5. Ways into creative writing

    Ways into creative writing

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 15 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to have a go at creative writing in a supportive environment? Join one of these introductory courses. Guided exercises will give you the tools to explore language creatively and find your own writing voice.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  6. Creative non-fiction

    Creative non-fiction

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 5 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

  7. 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

  8. Ways into advanced historical study

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: International House
    From understanding what history is, to detailed studies of modern Europe, Global History and others. The course will provide an in-depth understanding of the modern discipline of history and develop students’ historical skills and rigour.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £289.00
    Concession: £145.00

  9. Developing your playwriting

    Developing your playwriting

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 3 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
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

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

    Journal inspiration: creative approaches to writing about your life

    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
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  11. Advanced poetry workshop

    Advanced poetry workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 2 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
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £88.00

  12. Writing for magazines

    Writing for magazines

    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 5 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
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  13. Developing your creative writing

    Developing your creative writing

    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 5 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
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  14. Short story writing

    Short story writing

    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 7 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
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  15. Writing a middle grade book

    Writing a middle grade book

    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
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £72.00

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