At other organisations

Alongside our own London Lit Lab courses, we also run a variety of courses at other organisations.

In November 2017 we taught a weekend course, Building Stories, which explored the spaces, history and contents of both Riba and the British Library. We’re running this course again in March 2018 – there are more details here.

January 2018 sees Zoe leading a six-week course at the British Library, Folklore to Fiction: Creating Magical Worlds. This course accompanies the History of Magic exhibition, using the displays of objects and texts that inspired Harry Potter as starting points for new work.

We gave an intensive idea-generating workshop for new students on the screenwriting MA at Bath Spa University in 2016. Following a series of exercises designed to stimulate the imagination, some students came up with whole film plots! If this kind of session would benefit you or your students, get in touch with us here.

Throughout 2016 and 2017, we’ve taught creative writing sessions for writers in recovery at St Mungo’s, Hackney. Lily successfully applied for Arts Council funding to support this project, and the outcome will be an anthology of new writing on the theme of recovery. You can find out more about the book, and the project, here.

Our one-day masterclass, Writing for the Web, was designed to get professional writers at the IPA thinking differently about storytelling for internet audiences. This was an internal training course which we ran in 2017, and we’d love to do more.

During 2017, Mslexia matched tutors with creative writing groups around the country, and we both set off to teach writers in London, Reading, Kent, and beyond. It was a delight to meet new groups and deliver tailored workshops.

Throughout 2016 and 2017, we’ve been teaching creative writing sessions for groups of employees and Google, who come along to flex their imaginations and try out different fictional styles and approaches. These are always great fun, and we’re always amazed by what writers can come up with after a full day at the office.

Lily has been teaching creative writing students at Birkbeck, University of London, and is now teaching at Bath Spa University, too.

So, we’re busy, but we’re always excited to hear about new teaching projects that get us involved with other organisations! If you’d like to chat to us about coming to teach for you, get in touch at