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. 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

  2. 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.
    Full fee: £389.00
    Senior fee: £389.00
    Concession: £156.00

  3. Ancient American civilisations - part 1: the South

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. East goes West: Pamuk and Kundera

    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What can the visionary journeys of two of the most celebrated and controversial figures in World Literature teach us about the experience of living on the edge, geographically and culturally, of the European continent at the end of the 20th century and today?
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  13. The Greek world: Mediterranean cultures and interactions (3200-323 BCE)

    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the Greeks and their culture from the Bronze Age until the age of Alexander the Great. Visit to the British Museum included.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  14. 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

  15. 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

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