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  1. Ways into poetry: an introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Jul 2023 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Sarah Westcott
    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 £55.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  2. Writing and rewriting fairytales
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Jul 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Mary Victoria
    Once upon a time there was a City Lit workshop all about writing fairytales. The quest: to inspire writers to pen stories of love, fear, forests, revenge, dragons, witches, kings, queens, frogs and magic.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £35.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  3. Experimental filmmaking: stage 1
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 2 Jul 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Monika Kita
    Learn about the differences between experimental film and conventional narrative. Begin to create digital films that challenge rather than cater to conventional expectations. Explore how to create original material in both form and content.
    Full fee £319.00 Senior fee £255.00 Concession £207.00
  4. Autobiography into fiction: a taster
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Jul 2023 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Vicky Grut
    Learn how to turn real-life experiences into gripping fiction in this fun short course for fiction writing beginners and experienced writers. Develop your writing skills and explore techniques for transforming personal stories into strong narratives. This course has a 2-hr break (12:30-14:30).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £35.00
    Rating:
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  5. Advanced academic writing: year 3 undergraduate and beyond
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 8 Jul 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anne Wilson
    Explore the building blocks and strategies for good academic writing at postgraduate level. Ideal for those studying or contemplating academic writing beyond undergraduate studies.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £35.00
  6. Picture book writing
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Jul 2023 (and 9 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Andrew Weale
    Would you like to write a picture book text for young children? This course is designed for children's writers and for illustrators wishing to write their own stories; a starter course to develop both your ideas and your technique.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £65.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  7. Writing for children: a taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jul 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Neil Arksey
    Develop your ideas for children's stories in this practical and interactive short course. Topics will include plot, characterisation and viewpoint, and how to approach the children's publishing industry today.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £35.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  8. Creative non-fiction: an introduction
    Course start date:  Tue 4 Jul 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Claire Collison
    This short introductory course explores the core elements of creative non-fiction across genres such as travel writing, the personal essay and life writing.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £65.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  9. Ways into creative writing: an introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Jul 2023 (and 11 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Natasha Bell
    Want to have a go at creative writing in a supportive atmosphere? Join this introductory course. Guided exercises will give you the tools to explore language creatively and find your own writing voice.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £65.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  10. A taste of creative writing
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Jul 2023 (and 10 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Sophie McKenzie
    Give creative writing a try on this fun and supportive short course. Ideal if you want to express yourself but need help in getting started. Guided exercises will encourage you to experiment and unlock your imagination.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £35.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  11. Micropoetry: small poems, big ideas
    Course start date:  Fri 14 Jul 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Jennifer Wong
    Explore the emerging art form of micropoetry in this fun but informative day workshop. Compose your own poetry and learn how to make every word on the page count.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £40.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  12. How to write a novel
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jul 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Thomas McMullan
    This course deals with all aspects of novel writing technique and prose style. Ideal for fiction writers about to begin a novel or those with a novel at early draft stage.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £35.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  13. Assertiveness
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Jul 2023 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Debora Collister
    Would you like to be more assertive? Develop the skill of communicating effectively and on equal terms with others in these practical workshops designed to help you gain self esteem and confidence.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  14. The City Lit 7-day intensive course for adults who stammer
    Course start date:  Mon 10 Jul 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carolyn Cheasman, Cathinka Guldberg
    Learn strategies to help you speak more easily, work on becoming less sensitive about stammering (also known as stuttering), reduce avoidance strategies and be introduced to ways of managing difficult thoughts and feelings. This intensive course will enable you to make maximum progress in minimum time. It runs for five days Monday to Friday, then two follow-up days on September 18-19.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £174.00 Concession £50.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  15. Becoming confident and secure with mobile data: safely managing and syncing your files and accounts across your computer, smartphone and tablet
    Course start date:  Thu 17 Nov 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you using both a smartphone and a PC? Do you have different accounts but unsure how they link to one another? Have you asked yourself 'How did my photos get on my mobile device - I didn't put them there?' Operating across different digital devices and accounts can be helpful but also confusing and potentially compromises your digital security. On this course you will learn how to sync and manage your files across multiple devices so you can be sure where your different files are, are organised effectively and are secure.



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £35.00

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