27 July 2018
Creative Writing in English
The course topic in 2018: Creative Reading/Creative Writing: Poetic Appreciation and Practice, with poet Eric Langley
This course will help you get started as a writer, or develop as a writer, by enabling you to improve your existing skills and cultivate your imagination. It will guide you through the process of writing, from brainstorming to writing to revising.
During this week, we will all aim to produce a number of poems, not in imitation of, but hopefully inspired by, our mornings’ reading. The intention of developing our reflexive practice is not to copy, or to produce anachronistic mimicry of period poetic forms; rather the intention is to appreciate the intent and techniques employed by a range of poets, in order to inspire and provoke our own practice.
Eric Langley combines a career in academia, where he teaches Shakespeare at University College London, with writing poetry. His debut collection, Raking Light, was published by Carcanet in 2017 and was shortlisted for the Felix Dennis Award for Best First
This summer course is suitable for all people who are interested in creative writing. During the course you will be expected to attend workshops and seminars, submit your work for peer review and create a portfolio of your own writing. The expected English language proficiency is C1 or equivalent (advanced proficiency).
It aims to prepare the students for the professional writing life, mixing literary theory, critical concepts and craft knowledge with practical advice.
EUR 350: Early-bird fee until March 31, 2018. Accommodation and meals are not included in the price. NB! The price for students is 300 EUR.
EUR 400: Regular fee after March 31, 2018. Accommodation and meals are not included in the price. NB! The price for students is 350 EUR.