Creative Writing Summer School 2018

creative writing summer school
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Full-time
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 23 July 2018
  • Course duration: One, two, three or four days

If you’re new to creative writing or looking for inspiration, our lively summer school is the place to come.

Taught by experienced tutors, our courses will introduce you to a range of exciting writing techniques.

Learn how to start a new novel or write a short story, explore poetry or begin writing a play.

You’ll be encouraged to be experimental and develop skills in critiquing your work and the work of others.

Click on a course title to read more.

Course titleDatesDays and timesTutor
Start Playwriting23 - 25 JulyMonday to Wednesday 10 am - 4 pmTina Jay
Start Writing Poetry23 - 25 JulyMonday to Wednesday 10 am - 4 pmZayneb Allak
Start Writing Your Novel23 - 25 JulyMonday to Wednesday 10 am - 4 pmMegan Taylor
Writing from Art: Ekphrasis23 - 24 JulyMonday and Tuesday 10 am - 4 pmBecky Cullen
Finding Your Voice, Using Your Voice25 JulyWednesday 10 am - 4 pmBecky Cullen
No Guts, No Glory: Horror Writing26 - 27 JulyThursday and Friday 10 am - 4 pmC J R Baker
Poetry of the Uncanny26 JulyThursday 10 am - 4 pmZayneb Allak
Poetry, History and the Tales of Newstead Abbey26 - 27 JulyThursday and Friday 10 am - 4 pmBecky Cullen
Short Story Success26 - 27 JulyThursday and Friday 10 am - 4 pmMegan Taylor
Poetic Animals27 JulyFriday 10 am - 4 pmZayneb Allak
Introduction to Writing Creative Non-Fiction30 July - 2 AugustMonday to Thursday 10 am - 4 pmLara Williams

Our campus is set in the heart of Nottingham, a UNESCO City of Literature.

We’re home to literary giants such as Lord Byron, D H Lawrence and Alan Sillitoe.

But we’re much more than that.

Contemporary writers, poetry groups, independent libraries and specialist publishers have kept Nottingham’s literature alive.

So, become part of this community and book your place today.

Any questions? Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

The full course descriptions can be found on the short course booking website.

  • Finding Your Voice, Using Your Voice will introduce you to performance, helping you take the first step from being a private to public writer.
  • Introduction to Writing Creative Non-Fiction focuses on life writing, place writing, memoir, personal essays, lyric essays, travel writing and literary journalism.
  • No Guts, No Glory: Horror Writing will familiarise you with the current horror market, helping you refine your own writing skills and ensure you avoid all the amateur mistakes often made by new authors.
  • Poetic Animals explores the work of contemporary poets who write about animals and the notion of the human animal.
  • Poetry and the Uncanny considers the concept of the uncanny as the experience of familiarity and strangeness at the same time.
  • Poetry, History and the Tales of Newstead Abbey is a practical writing tour of the former home of Lord Byron.
  • Short Story Success will guide you through the process of writing your first piece, and introduces ways in which writers get their work seen in this competitive arena.
  • Start Playwriting will introduce a range of dramatic writing techniques for creating a one act play.
  • Start Writing Poetry will help you create and edit poems, considering form, tone and rhythm.
  • Start Writing Your Novel is a practical and playful course that will offer exercises and advice to get your novel underway.
  • Writing from Art: Ekphrasis will show you how to ‘paint with words’.

How to apply

Follow the link from each course title and you'll be taken to the NTU short course booking website.

Here you can read more and book and pay for your place.

Places are limited so an early booking is recommended.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Follow the link from each course title and you'll be taken to the NTU short course booking website.

Here you can read more and book and pay for your place.

Places are limited so an early booking is recommended.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Still need help?

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