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We have established a range of innovative, practical writing courses, taught by professional authors and editors. Whether you’re interested in writing children’s books, short stories, novels, magazine articles, or just thinking of making that first step towards creative writing, all of our tutors are experts in their field and uniquely placed to help you explore your writing within a supportive learning environment.

With a proven track record, and ten years’ experience in the field, City is the go-to place for anybody looking to develop their writing. Follow us @writingmatters1

Writing programme’s structure

Beginners’ courses

1. An Approach to Creative Writing
2. Creative Writing (Poetry and Prose)
3. Writing for Children

Intermediate courses

1. Freelance Writing: how to get published in print and online
2. Narrative Non-fiction
3. Novel-writing and Longer Works
4. Plotting Your Novel
5. Short Story Writing

Advanced courses

1. The Novel Studio
2. Writers' Workshop