Estonia, Tallinn

Creative Writing in English

when 17 July 2019 - 24 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 350

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.
In the summer of 2019, Margie Orford will conduct an eight day writing and story-telling workshop. This will give the participants the foundational tools needed for writing prose – fiction (novels and short stories), narrative non-fiction, reportage, memoir, and biography. You will explore the basics needed to conceptualise and outline your project, to create characters with depth and integrity, to write convincing dialogue, to create setting – both time and place. The programme will allow for plenty of time for your own writing, for useful ways of assessing your own material and learning from the work of other participants. In addition you will have guided reading and hands-on teaching so that at the end of the course you will have the outline of a way forward, some written material and a writer’s toolkit that will act as a guide and companion in future writing endeavours.

Course leader

Margie Orford is an internationally acclaimed writer. Her Clare Hart novels – a literary crime fiction series that explores violence and its effects in South Africa – are published in the USA and the UK and have been widely translated into more than ten l

Target group

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).

Course aim

It aims to prepare the students for the professional writing life, mixing literary theory, critical concepts and craft knowledge with practical advice.

Fee info

EUR 350: Early-bird fee until March 31, 2019. Accommodation and meals are not included in the price. NB! The price for students is 300 EUR.
EUR 400: Regular fee after March 31, 2019. Accommodation and meals are not included in the price. NB! The price for students is 350 EUR.