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Course Title  Start Time  Start Date  Level 

An Introduction to LGBTQ+ Literature

Words and Ideas

Literature has often been a source of strength for LGBTQ people; of validation or understanding, and a space to enjoy the beauty in same-sex attraction. The creation of literary responses has char ...
10:30 AM -
16:30 PM
01 June 2019 -
01 June 2019
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
WR19312

Creative Writing

Words and Ideas

This course has been designed to inspire you and provide you with the tools to write. Through visualisations, storytelling and other innovative, creative, idea generation techniques, you will access y ...
18:30 PM -
20:30 PM
29 April 2019 -
17 June 2019
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
WR19303

Creative Writing

Words and Ideas

This course has been designed to inspire you and provide you with the tools to write. Through visualisations, storytelling and other innovative, creative, idea generation techniques, you will access y ...
18:30 PM -
20:30 PM
24 June 2019 -
29 July 2019
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
WR19304

Creative Writing - Life Writing

Words and Ideas

Life Writing is a creative writing programme that explores autobiographical writing, memoir, personal essays, creative non-fiction, biographical writing, blogs and other types of writing that draw on ...
18:30 PM -
20:30 PM
01 May 2019 -
05 June 2019
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
WR19305

Polari - The Lost Language of Gay Men

Words and Ideas

Polari was a form of language spoken mainly by British gay men in the first half of the twentieth century. Homosexuality was illegal, so Polari acted as a secret code. In the first hour of this course ...
14:30 PM -
16:30 PM
08 June 2019 -
08 June 2019
SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES -
WR19313

Radical Thinkers

Words and Ideas

This one-day workshop will discuss the work of four highly influential feminist thinkers: Audre Lorde, Simone de Beauvoir, Olive Morris and Jacqueline Rose. The workshop will cover different kinds ...
10:00 AM -
16:00 PM
18 May 2019 -
18 May 2019
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
WR19310

The East End in Fiction and Fact

Words and Ideas

A day exploring East London history through fiction written about its districts between 1820 and 1920. Among our guides are Dickens, GWM Reynolds, Walter Besant, Margaret Harkness, Israel Zangwill and ...
11:00 AM -
16:00 PM
18 May 2019 -
18 May 2019
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
WR19302

To Have and To Home - A History of Homelessness

Words and Ideas

Last year, Shelter reported that 320,000 people in the UK are homeless. Rough sleeping increases year on year, whilst those living in temporary and insecure accommodation are numbered in the tens of t ...
10:00 AM -
16:00 PM
20 July 2019 -
20 July 2019
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
WR19309

Unreal City - London in Literature, from 1800 to today

Words and Ideas

On this six-week course, we’ll survey fictional representations of the metropolis. From William Blake’s apocalyptic Lambeth to Zadie Smith’s postcolonial north-west suburbs, and from Dickens’s bustlin ...
19:00 PM -
20:30 PM
30 April 2019 -
04 June 2019
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
WR19301

Writing Flash Fiction

Words and Ideas

Interested in writing really short stories? Explore flash fiction in this lively course, where we will experiment with writing little nuggets of narrative. We’ll take inspiration from contemporary ...
11:00 AM -
16:00 PM
08 June 2019 -
22 June 2019
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
WR19308