Almere, Netherlands

Creative Writing

when 16 July 2012 - 27 July 2012
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 500

“Literature is a country”, says Clark Blaise, the Canadian writer and former Director of the famous International Writing Program in Iowa. Literature is international meeting-place, and poetry is a universal language. In this course, the student will improve her/his own literary writing skills through reading and writing exercises. Writing: Any genre is allowed; the main focus will be on poetry and short prose. Reading: Poems and short prose by famous European writers from all times and places, with a special on Dutch contemporary poetry (English translations provided).

Contact hours: 30 plus excursions (poetry evenings/events)

Assignments: 15

Total study load: approximately 45 hours

Course leader

Drs. Maria van Daalen

Target group

All students interested and aiming for better skills in creative writing.

Course aim

Learn the skills of the writer´s trade and ultimately your academic writing will improve. Experience the joy of language, discover the poet inside, and dance with the Muse.

Credits info

Certificate of attendance is provided

Fee info

EUR 500: Includes course fee, materials and activities
EUR 240: Accommodation fee total of 2 weeks

120 euro per student per week


Summer School Almere doesn’t offer scholarships for this course.