Creative Non-Fiction Courses in London

Life writing, travel writing, essays and autobiography: explore the many forms of creative non-fiction on our part-time courses. All our writing courses are taught by practicing writers.

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  1. Writing memoir: a taster

    Writing memoir: a taster

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 17 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you have a personal story to tell that will move, delight, stir and inform readers? This short course guides students in planning and crafting a memoir.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  2. Autobiographical writing: getting started

    Autobiographical writing: getting started

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 23 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Whether writing for self-discovery, testimony or to tell your story, learn how to get started and what's involved in autobiographical writing. Explore various resources from diaries to dreams, memories and fantasy.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £48.00

  3. Nature writing at Kew Gardens

    Nature writing at Kew Gardens

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    What greater muse could a writer ask for than the organic wonders of the planet that surrounds them? Immerse yourself in the beauty of Kew Gardens and learn how to capture the majesty of nature on the page with this exciting new course in partnership with Build.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  4. Autobiographical writing

    Autobiographical writing

    New
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you already have some experience of writing in the autobiographical genre? Whether writing for self-discovery, testimony or to tell your story, this term-long course explores how to ensure your work is both evocative and powerful. Diaries, dreams, memories and fantasy.
    Full fee: £209.00

  5. Autobiographical writing: an introduction

    Autobiographical writing: an introduction

    New
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short course explores the basic elements of writing autobiography drawing on memories, diaries, photos, dreams and fantasies with a focus on the forms of autobiography, memoir and the personal essay.
    Full fee: £129.00

  6. Advanced creative non-fiction: turning experience into art

    Advanced creative non-fiction: turning experience into art

    New 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

  7. Creative non-fiction

    Creative non-fiction

    New
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 7 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

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

    Journal inspiration: creative approaches to writing about your life

    New 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

  9. Advanced autobiographical writing

    Advanced autobiographical writing

    New
    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A supportive workshop for more experienced writers of autobiography (including fictionalised work or poetry). Close attention to your work, exploration of techniques and discussion of relevant issues. Suitable for students who have an ongoing project and may have attended autobiographical writing courses.
    Full fee: £219.00

  10. Memoir: an introduction

    Memoir: an introduction

    New 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 six 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

  11. Nature writing: a taster at the British Library

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 13 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    What greater muse could a writer ask for than the organic wonders of the planet that surrounds them? Immerse yourself in nature writing at the British Library and learn how to capture the majesty of nature on the page with this exciting new course in partnership with Build.
    Full fee: £69.00

  12. Creative non-fiction: a taster

    Creative non-fiction: a taster

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 19 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This engaging one-day course will introduce the key features of creative non-fiction. Explore narratives such as memoir and the non-fiction novel. You'll also get the chance to take part in practical writing exercises.
    Full fee: £59.00

  13. Micro-memoir: a taster

    New Evening
    Course Date: Fri 25 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fleeting glimpses. Missed trains. Unforgettable goodbyes. A life is measured in moments as well as momentus occasions. This fun day workshop coaches students in the art of micro-memoir. Can you write about an instant that changed you in 200 words or less?
    Full fee: £19.00

  14. Biography writing: an introduction

    Biography writing: an introduction

    New
    Course Date: Wed 30 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What makes a great biography? This introductory course, led by a professional biographer, covers the key techniques used in this exciting genre.
    Full fee: £129.00

  15. Creative non-fiction: an introduction

    Creative non-fiction: an introduction

    New
    Course Date: Wed 30 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Please check back soon for further details of this course.
    Full fee: £129.00

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