International Creative Writing Summer School 2018 in Greece


Deadline:  Early bird: 30 April 2018 ; 21 May 2018
Open to: writers from across the world
Venue: 04– 29 June 2018 in Athens & Thessaloniki, Greece

Description

In partnership with the Kingston Writing School  and Kingston University , we’re pleased to announce the courses that comprise our sixth 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 workshop 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: Ed Docx, Ahren Warner, Ann Fischer Wirth, Norma Clarke, Rachel Cusk, Adam Baron, Aimee Parkinson, KJ Orr and Maurice Walsh.

This year, the Summer School offers students the opportunity to enhance their writing skills through writing fiction, flash fiction and/or poetry, and to extend their knowledge of publishing, editing and writing for the web under the supervision and guidance of highly accomplished writers and academics.

Students can choose from seven one-week courses in Athens and a one-week course in Thessaloniki. Workshops in each course will be scheduled from Monday to Friday between 18.30 and 21.00, with extra-curricular activities such as readings and tutorials taking place throughout the week.

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 (up to six poems) or a prose piece of approximately 2,000 words, depending on the course(s) they have chosen.

Costs

€380

  • 15% discount for applicants based in Greece: €320
  • 10% early bird discount for applications received by 30 April: €340
  • Combined discount: €285

Application

  • The form must be accompanied by a sample of your work in English: either a selection of poems (up to six 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, the level of English language competency required should be equivalent to a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with 7.0 in the writing module.

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

  1. Athens courses: Application form
  2. Thessaloniki courses: Application form
  3. Summer School Brochure

The official web-page.