Amy Goppert, 2009 summer school participant
Creative writing summer school: 27th June to 24th July 2010
Would you like to study creative writing and British literature at one of the UK's top universities? If so, the Centre for New Writing at The University of Manchester offers an academically rigorous four-week summer school, which is credit-bearing* and has been specifically designed for international students.
The summer school programme includes lectures, seminars and workshops given by staff and graduate students from the Centre, readings by and discussions with visiting writers, numerous field trips and social activities and a gala event with leading British author Martin Amis.
The summer school is open to undergraduates entering their Junior or Senior year, who have a GPA of 3.0 or above and an interest in literature and/or creative writing.
NB: The creative writing workshops will focus on getting started as a writer, using model poems and stories as a way of generating new work. These workshops will be accompanied by individual tuition and they will suit inexperienced, first-time writers as well as students who have already studied creative writing during their university degree.
The next programme will take place June and July 2010, and will offer:
- A gala event featuring our Professor and world-famous novelist Martin Amis
- Guided trips to literary sites
- Lectures and seminars on a range of British literature
- Regular readings and Q & A sessions with visiting novelists and poets
- Creative writing workshops led by published writers
- The chance to explore vibrant Manchester - England's second city renowned for its cultural heritage, night life and music scene
- Regular social activities, including a tour of Manchester's music sites
- Accommodation and meals in centrally located University buildings
(the programme may be subject to change in unforeseen circumstances)
*The programme also includes two taught courses, each of which is worth ten UK study credits. These usually equate to three US credits, however it is the prerogative of a student's home university to make the appropriate grade transfer so please consult your International Programmes Office.
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Applications for the 2010 summer school are now closed.
To chat with others interested in the summer school, or read about the 2009 programme, visit our Facebook page, or please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries. We also have a Summer School group on our facebook page for you to share experiences and thoughts.