Whether you want to learn how to write your own novel or explore the work of others, you will find a range of courses for you to choose from.

Our creative writing and literature tutor, Tim Wilson, has published over 30 successful novels under his non de plume, Jude Morgan and enjoyed aclaim as a successful novelist and writer.  New for 2015/16 you can learn how to publish your work on Kindle or find out more about your options between print versus e-publishing.  Take a look at our courses – you’re just one click away from enrolling online.

An Introduction to Dickens

This short course will bring to life the works of Charles Dickens, author of such classics as “Great Expectations” and “Oliver Twist” and relate them to the Victorian era.

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An Introduction to Hardy

This short course will examine the works of Thomas Hardy, which include both poetry and novels such as “Far from the Madding Crowd” and his fictional world of Wessex.

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Beginners’ 20th Century Fiction

This short course will introduce some of the classic works of fiction which have defined and reflected the 20th century.

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Creative Writing for All

This course will develop creative writing skills and encourage imagination and critical thinking.

The course will include fiction, non-fiction and poetry. The aim is to enable learners to write creatively with more confidence, whether for self-development or seeking publication.

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Creative Writing Techniques

Do you have a passion for the written word? On this course, you will learn techniques and tips to put your creative thoughts on paper with confidence.

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Literature for Pleasure: Postwar to Present

This stimulating and wide-ranging course will examine world literature from 1945 to the present including fiction, poetry and drama.

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Literature: Get Writing

This is an approachable creative writing course for anyone who enjoys writing and would like to develop their skills.

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Modern Poetry for Beginners

This course will explore the rich and fascinating world of modern poetry helping you to understand and appreciate its techniques and challenges.

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Shakespeare for Everyone

Would you like to share your love of Shakespeare? Come along to this informal group to meet others and talk about the poems and plays of Shakespeare and relate them to their background or context.

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The Romantic Poets: An introduction

The short course examines the romantic poets including such famous figures as Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley and Keats, who produced some of the most stirring and beautiful of all poems. This short course will help you appreciate their work.

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Look on our Saturday course section to see all of the one day taster courses we have to offer for literature!

To enrol, or to find out more, phone (01733) 761361 email admin@citycollegepeterborough.ac.uk or call into the College in Brook Street, Peterborough PE1 1TU