Creative Writing and Literature

shutterstock_130119419Courses to help you explore creative writing and find your voice.

Some courses will run as online courses and some will start at Stoke Lodge .  You can see the starting venue/format for each course listed below. We reserve the right to change the format of the course, in term, should safety advice change.


Contemporary Hispanic Literature and Film 1  – held in English

This course will explore representative twentieth and twenty-first-century texts and films from Hispanic America and Spain.  We may discuss authors and directors such as Javier Marias, Vila-Matas, Fernando Aramburu, Martinez de Pison, Iciar Bollain, Isabel Coixet or Luis Bunuel.

Thursdays 9.45am – 11.45am     Gorka Diaz

  • 6 sessions from 22 April      £84 / £52         SLF1      : Online         MAX 7 

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Contemporary Hispanic Literature and Film 2  –  held in English

This course will explore representative twentieth and twenty-first-century texts and films from Hispanic America and Spain.  We may discuss authors and directors such as Javier Marias, Vila-Matas, Fernando Aramburu, Martinez de Pison, Iciar Bollain, Isabel Coixet or Luis Bunuel.

Thursdays 9.45am – 11.45am     Gorka Diaz

  • 4 sessions from 10 June      £56 / £34       SLF2     Stoke Lodge       MAX 7

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NEW  Writers and Politics in France (18th-20th century)  –  held in English                                             

From the 18th century, French writers were often involved in the politics of their time. This course will explore the intricate links between the literary and politic world, and how, at times, these talented voices changed the destiny of their country.

Thursdays 1.30pm to 3.30pm   Magali Vidal                                                                      

  • 5 sessions  10 June   £70 / £42      FWP2     Stoke Lodge               MAX 8

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NEW   New York: Modernity & the City

In this course we will examine how New York City is represented in John Dos Passos’ Manhattan Transfer and Colum McCann’s Let the Great World Spin. These two novels will be an opportunity to reflect on urban life and human relationships.

Wednesdays   9.45am to 11.45am   Gorka Diaz

  • 5 sessions   9 June  £70 / £42  N38B  Depending on current restrictions, this course may start at Stoke Lodge or online using the online platform Zoom.

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