International Creative Writing Summer School 2015

Deadline:  22 May 2015
Open to: students who are experienced writers
Venue: 1–27 June 2015 in Athens and Thessaloniki / Greece

Description

In partnership with the Kingston Writing School and Kingston University, we’re pleased to announce the courses that comprise our third annual International Creative Writing Summer School in Athens and Thessaloniki.

The Summer School provides opportunities for writers from across the world to develop their critical and analytical skills, enhance their writing abilities, and work intensely in an inspiring and creative environment with experienced writers associated with the Kingston Writing School, Kingston University, London. Among the writers and professors who have taught at the Summer School in the past are: Rachel CuskPaul BaileyJames MillerNorma Clarke and Maurice Walsh.

This year, the Summer School has broadened and enriched its programme and offers students the opportunity to practise writing fiction, non-fiction, poetry, scriptwriting and suspense writing under the supervision and guidance of highly accomplished writers.

Certificates of achievement will be awarded upon completion.

Eligibility

In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate a high level of written and spoken English (equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.5 overall and 7.0 in the writing module).
  • They will also be required to submit a sample of their work in English: either a selection of poems or a prose piece of approximately 2,000 words, depending on the course they have chosen.

Costs

Two-week courses: €600

  • 15% Discount for applicants based in Greece €510
  • 10% Early Bird discount for applications received by 1 May

One-week courses: €300

  • 15% Discount for applicants based in Greece €255
  • 10% Early Bird discount for applications received by 1 May

An additional 5% discount will be given to participants who wish to take more than two separate courses.

Application

Email the completed application form to Maria.Papaioannou@britishcouncil.gr.

Please note:

  • The form must be accompanied by a sample of your work in English: either a selection of poems or a prose piece of approximately 2,000 words, depending on the course you have chosen.
  • In the case of non-native speakers of English, official evidence of English language competency is also required (equivalent to a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall with 7.0 in the writing module).
Downloads

For further details of the creative writing courses, the application procedure and accommodation advice, please contact Maria Papaioannou:

Maria Papaioannou
British Council
17 Kolonaki Square
106 73 Athens
Greece
Telephone +30 210 369 2336 / 333
Fax +30 210 361 4658
Email Maria.Papaioannou@britishcouncil.gr

The official web-page.