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. Autobiographical writing

    Autobiographical writing

    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
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  2. Autobiographical writing: an introduction

    Autobiographical writing: an introduction

    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
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Advanced autobiographical writing

    Advanced autobiographical writing

    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £88.00

  7. 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 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

  8. Nature writing: a taster at the British Library

    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
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  9. Creative non-fiction: a taster

    Creative non-fiction: a taster

    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
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  10. Micro-memoir: a taster

    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
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £19.00

  11. Biography writing: an introduction

    Biography writing: an introduction

    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
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  12. Creative non-fiction: an introduction

    Creative non-fiction: an introduction

    Course Date: Wed 30 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short introductory course explore the core elements of creative non-fiction across genres such as travel writing, the personal essay and life writing. On this course you will start to produce your own works of creative non-fiction.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  13. The art of letter writing

    The art of letter writing

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 22 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    There's more to the art of letter writing than talking about the weather. Regardless of whether or not you send your mail electronically or through traditional routes, this short course will help you write more inspiring correspondence to penfriends and loved ones.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  14. Memoir: a taster at the British Library

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 24 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Do you have a personal story to tell that will move, delight, stir and inform readers? This exciting new partnership with the British Library guides students who are just starting to plan and craft a memoir.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  15. Writing the family

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 8 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever thought about crafting your family history into an engaging narrative that will delight and move readers? This thought-provoking day workshop tackles the challenges of writing about family life and offers writers guidance on shaping personal stories into a coherent arc.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

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