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CREATIVE WRITING COURSES FOR BEGINNERS - COURSE CONTENT


For our six week beginner Creative Writing course - there will be regular writing prompts designed to encourage, inspire and stimulate critical thinking. You should also expect to do writing exercises at home, as practice is the only way to improve.

  • Short exercises to inspire ideas.
  • Group work in class and one-to-one support throughout.
  • Weekly assignments and provocations to write.
  • Analyse the key components of classical dramatic narrative.
  • Responding to others’ creative writing and group discussion.
  • Producing the full story: Plot, structure, creating characters and narrative.
  • training
    Type Creative Writing
  • level
    Level Beginners
  • training
    Equipment Pen and paper


You will be encouraged to share your work in class and learn from one another. You will also receive friendly feedback throughout the course. Students must have a good level of basic written English, as the course won’t focus on grammar or vocabulary.

OUR APPROACH

 

The skills acquired aren't just useful for aspiring authors; Creative Writing is a great skill to develop business and personal writing, along with communication skills and confidence. At City Academy we offer two different length courses - a 1 day course and a 6 week course. They both provide an introduction to Creative Writing by exploring structure and form in various writing exercises. Our 6 week course based in central London will cover the content in more detail and therefore you will receive more individual and group feedback.


Please note: fluency in English is essential for this course. If you have any special requirements please inform our Customer Services Team prior to your course start date so we can ensure we cater for these needs. You can call us on 02070428833 or email info@city-academy.com.

 
 

Classes starting soon


Date 12 Nov - 17 Dec
Day Tue
Time 19:00-21:30
Duration 6 weeks
Tutor Jon Barton
Venue Second Home, Clerkenwell
Price £276.2515% OFF
Date 08 Jan - 12 Feb
Day Wed
Time 18:30-21:00
Duration 6 weeks
Tutor Jon Barton
Venue Fora Space - Dallington Street
Price £325.00
Date 30 Jan - 05 Mar
Day Thu
Time 18:30-21:00
Duration 6 weeks
Tutor Melanie Spencer
Venue Fora Space - Dallington Street
Price £325.00
Date 15 Feb - 14 Mar
Day Sat
Time 10:30-13:30
Duration 5 weeks
Tutor Tracey Hammett
Venue Fora Space - Dallington Street
Price £325.00

CLASSES STARTING SOON


Date
Day
Time
Duration
Tutor
Venue
Price
Booking
12 Nov - 17 Dec 
Tue 
19:00-21:30 
6 weeks 
£276.2515% OFF 
08 Jan - 12 Feb 
Wed 
18:30-21:00 
6 weeks 
£325.00 
30 Jan - 05 Mar 
Thu 
18:30-21:00 
6 weeks 
£325.00 
15 Feb - 14 Mar 
Sat 
10:30-13:30 
5 weeks 
£325.00 

Try our Writing Summer School


Practice writing in multiple formats, from prose to screenplay, and develop your writing style with expert advice from our team of writers.

Class Creative Writing - Beginners
Date 12 Nov - 17 Dec
Day Tue
Time 19:00 - 21:30
Duration 6 weeks
Tutor Jon Barton
Venue Second Home, Clerkenwell
Price £276.25 15% OFF
Class Creative Writing - Beginners
Date 8 Jan - 12 Feb
Day Wed
Time 18:30 - 21:00
Duration 6 weeks
Tutor Jon Barton
Venue Fora Space - Dallington Street
Price £325.00
Class Creative Writing - Beginners
Date 30 Jan - 5 Mar
Day Thu
Time 18:30 - 21:00
Duration 6 weeks
Tutor Melanie Spencer
Venue Fora Space - Dallington Street
Price £325.00
Class Creative Writing - Beginners
Date 15 Feb - 14 Mar
Day Sat
Time 10:30 - 13:30
Duration 5 weeks
Tutor Tracey Hammett
Venue Fora Space - Dallington Street
Price £325.00
Class Creative Writing - Beginners
Date 25 Feb - 31 Mar
Day Tue
Time 18:30 - 21:00
Duration 6 weeks
Tutor Jon Barton
Venue Fora Space - Dallington Street
Price £325.00
Class Creative Writing - Beginners
Date 18 Mar - 22 Apr
Day Wed
Time 18:30 - 21:00
Duration 6 weeks
Tutor Freddie Machin
Venue Fora Space - Dallington Street
Price £325.00
Class Creative Writing - Beginners
Date 21 Apr - 26 May
Day Tue
Time 18:30 - 21:00
Duration 6 weeks
Tutor Jon Barton
Venue Fora Space - Dallington Street
Price £325.00
Class Creative Writing - Beginners
Date 20 May - 24 Jun
Day Wed
Time 18:30 - 21:00
Duration 6 weeks
Tutor Jon Barton
Venue Fora Space - Dallington Street
Price £325.00
Class Creative Writing - Beginners
Date 24 Jun - 29 Jul
Day Wed
Time 18:30 - 21:00
Duration 6 weeks
Tutor Melanie Spencer
Venue Fora Space - Dallington Street
Price £325.00
Class Creative Writing - Beginners
Date 22 Jul - 26 Aug
Day Wed
Time 18:30 - 21:00
Duration 6 weeks
Tutor Jon Barton
Venue Second Home, Clerkenwell
Price £325.00
Date
Day
Time
Duration
Tutor
Venue
Price
Booking
12 Nov - 17 Dec
Tue 
19:00 - 21:30 
6 weeks 
£276.25
15% OFF
 

8 Jan - 12 Feb
Wed 
18:30 - 21:00 
6 weeks 
£325.00
 
30 Jan - 5 Mar
Thu 
18:30 - 21:00 
6 weeks 
£325.00
 
15 Feb - 14 Mar
Sat 
10:30 - 13:30 
5 weeks 
£325.00
 
25 Feb - 31 Mar
Tue 
18:30 - 21:00 
6 weeks 
£325.00
 
18 Mar - 22 Apr
Wed 
18:30 - 21:00 
6 weeks 
£325.00
 
21 Apr - 26 May
Tue 
18:30 - 21:00 
6 weeks 
£325.00
 
20 May - 24 Jun
Wed 
18:30 - 21:00 
6 weeks 
£325.00
 
24 Jun - 29 Jul
Wed 
18:30 - 21:00 
6 weeks 
£325.00
 
22 Jul - 26 Aug
Wed 
18:30 - 21:00 
6 weeks 
£325.00
 
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

Creative Writing - Beginners venues


Creative Writing - Beginners tutors


All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

  • Freddie Machin

    Subjects taught by Freddie:Novel Writing Writing for Film Playwriting Creative Writing Freddie has a Ba (Hons) in Acting from Manchester M...

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  • Jon Barton

    Subjects taught by Jon:Creative WritingScript WritingWriting for Film Jon is a freelance writer who has worked across film, television and ...

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  • Melanie Spencer

    Subjects taught by Melanie:Creative Writing Melanie is a freelance writer and theatre director. Her play Responsible Other was staged at...

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  • Tracey Hammett

    Tracey has been writing for BBC Digital Children’s Channels since 2000, working on several award winning children’s programmes. She regu...

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Develop your work under the guidance of dedicated mentors - have access to unlimited City Academy writing clubs and have the opportunity to share your work at the end of the residency.

The photo is of our current Writers In Residence Leilah Moodley and Ollie Charles.

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Continue your journey


After you have completed your course - we recommend continuing your journey on one of the following courses: