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City University London

Narrative Non-Fiction

The Narrative Non-Fiction short course is aimed at students who are thinking of embarking on a substantial piece of writing. The narrative non-fiction writing course begins with an outline of the main genres (biography, memoir, history, travel writing, science and politics) and follows the course of a project, from planning through to editing via the importance of endings and beginnings, the writer's toolkit, portrait-painting, character-building and finding your voice. The aim of the narrative non-fiction writing course is to encourage and inspire, through group discussion and individual exercises.
Level Open Access, HE Level 1
Cost Dates and Fees to be confirmed.
Tutor Information: Kate Chisholm is the radio critic of The Spectator, and author of a biography of the 18th-century novelist, diarist and playwright Fanny Burney. She has also written and published a memoir, Hungry Hell, based on her own experience of the eating disorder, anorexia nervosa. After reading Medieval and Byzantine History at Edinburgh University, she trained as a copy-editor at Cambridge University Press. She began her writing life as a reviewer of books, radio and television for the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Telegraph, the Daily Mail and the Times Educational Supplement. She has given talks at the Cheltenham Festival of Literature, the Theatre Royal, Bath, McGill University in Montreal, Harvard University and Pembroke College, Oxford. From 2007 to 2009 she was the Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Surrey.
Good written and spoken English is needed for the narrative non fiction course.
You will learn: to identify your appropriate non-fiction drama; to begin drafting a book proposal; to analyse critically your own and others' work; to initiate, research and compose a piece of narrative non-fiction.
Contact Information
Institution City University London
Enterprise Office (Admin) - Short Courses
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Tel: +44 (0)20 7040 8268
Department: Part-time Evening and Weekend Courses
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