London, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Creative Writing

when 1 July 2018 - 25 August 2018
language English
duration 8 weeks
fee GBP 3995

Are you interested in:
being immersed in a culture of writing
learning how to improve your writing skills and how to become a better and more critical reader
ways of thinking about writing that can be strong and purposeful and develop your creativity
being taught by a literary heavyweight and being surrounded by students whom have similar passions  that you are able to absorb from
This course is designed for students of all levels that have a passion for writing. By immersing students with similar interests and goals together students can learn to further their writing skills and explore their creativity. This course covers the main techniques of creative writing and is mainly workshop driven in small groups followed by classroom tested teaching techniques.
Students will be exposed to various forms of writing, such as short fiction, poetry and drama. Students also experiment with writing these genres. The class is usually comprised of technique and style discussions, reading assignments and writing exercises. Students are introduced to the concept of a writing workshop, wherein they share pieces with peers in order to give and receive positive feedback.
This course encourages the developmental stages of creative work in a whole range of written forms and genres, and allows students to explore how writing is crafted in order to express individual visions.  The course will help you develop and extend your writing skills and creativity in fiction, poetry and screenwriting.

Course leader

Mr. Paul Pattison
BA(Hons) English Literature and History, RSA
PHSCE University of Cambridge

Target group

13 - 18 year olds

Course aim

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
use a variety of strategies to generate ideas for creative writing
understand and use certain writing techniques in your own writing
be more confident experimenting across a range of different types of creative writing
be influenced by a wider range of published stories, writers and books
critique others' writing with more focus
have a more developed sense of your own writing voice
have read and discussed a selection of work by at least 5 different published writers and responded to this selection in workshop discussion and in writing in a reader-diary of 1000 words minimum, in which there is evidence of developing critical methodology and integrating
have created a portfolio of at least 1600 words of your own creative writing
For the first week of the course there will be a little bit of homework, designed to encourage, inspire and stimulate critical thinking. This could be watching a film, reading a scene from a play or a short story to discuss the following week. You should also expect to do writing exercises in your free time, as practice is the only way to improve.

Fee info

GBP 3995: Fee Includes:
- over 40 hours of tuition over two weeks
- all course materials
- guest lectures and field visits
- academic reports and certificates
- accommodation on the university campus
- breakfast & dinner
- free WIFI
- wide range of afternoon & evening activities
- 3 coach excursions to various parts of UK
- graduation party
- welcome pack
- T-shirt
- gift


Scholarships are available