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. Getting away with murder: how to write crime fiction

    Getting away with murder: how to write crime fiction

    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to write a murder mystery that will knock readers dead? On this course you'll learn how to plot a murder most horrid and develop your writing to create maximum suspense.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  2. Developing your poetry

    Developing your poetry

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    For 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'.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  3. Get together and read

    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy talking with other people about the things you have read? Want to share great stories, poems and drama? Come along and join the conversation. The group is led by a shared reading practitioner trained by The Reader Organisation.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  4. Writing for children: workshop

    Writing for children: workshop

    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For experienced children's writers, this ongoing workshop offers an opportunity to develop your work-in-progress with constructive feedback from tutor and classmates. You need to have completed a ‘Writing for children’ course before joining this class. Please note this is a small group size, which will allow more time for feedback on your writing, and explains the slightly higher cost.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £92.00

  5. Memoir: an introduction

    Memoir: an introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Some moments in our lives are so powerful they beg to be shared with the world. This four week course will help you plan and craft a memoir that will resonate and inspire.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £44.00

  6. The 60 minute writer

    The 60 minute writer

    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fit creative writing into your busy day: a relaxed, informal rolling programme for writers of all levels of experience who enjoy being thrown new ideas and experimenting with poetry and prose.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £40.00

  7. Developing your screenwriting

    Developing your screenwriting

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue your screenwriting journey in this practical intermediate course. Writing exercises, presentations and screenings will teach you key skills, and you’ll begin to produce work and an outline for a full-length project.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  8. Advanced playwriting: workshop

    Advanced playwriting: workshop

    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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 workshop is for experienced playwrights with ongoing projects.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £124.00

  9. Religion and U.S. history

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a one-day course which will provide an overview of the role of religion in American life from colonial days until the present day.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  10. German culture in the 19th century: music, literature, art

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The course offers an introduction to the world of German culture between the French Revolution and the First World War, focusing on selected trends and works from music, literature and art.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  11. American gothic cinema

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking at horror, mystery, noir and melodrama, this course explores American gothic cinema from around 1930 to the 1970s. We will consider the genre's striking visuals and recurring themes and narratives while also thinking about ways in which their production reflects Hollywood cinema at different stages of its development.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  12. Ways into screenwriting: an introduction

    Ways into screenwriting: an introduction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to write scripts but don't know how to start? Discover the basics of screenwriting - character, conflict and more - on a course that's designed to help you shape your ideas and get your story going.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  13. The poetry of Keats: a literary workshop

    The poetry of Keats: a literary workshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Read and discuss some of Keats' poetry in the location in which many of them were written. Explore 'The Odes' and 'The Eve of St. Agnes'. The course takes place at Keats House and is led by literature tutor Jenny Baynes.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  14. Reading for writers: the short story (a fortnightly course)

    Reading for writers: the short story (a fortnightly course)

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The best way to write good short stories is to read a lot of good ones first. Dive into the best of short fiction, explore point-of-view, character and pacing, and begin to apply the lessons learnt to your own writing in this fortnightly course.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  15. Ways into poetry: an introduction

    Ways into poetry: an introduction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £44.00

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