Additionally, students attend at least one literary field trip and receive instruction during Master Class with a professional creative writer who comes in from the field to talk with students about what it’s like to be a writer, teach lessons on various aspects of the creative writing process, and provide feedback on their course projects.
Students emerge from the Intensive with concrete creative writing skills; enhanced understanding of themselves as writers and storytellers; and a deeper appreciation for the art and skill of storytelling.
This is great practice for your first writing workshops, where you’ll critique your peers’ writing and receive important feedback from them in turn.
Participants will start the programme by reviewing the fundamentals of creative writing – developing an effective plot, shaping engaging characters etc.
As you go over key concepts, your tutors will work to individualise your instruction, adjusting tutorials based on your ability and interests.
Class assignments take the form of essays, short stories, and brief writing exercises designed to get you out of your comfort zone and challenging yourself.
Class assignments take the form of essays, short stories, and brief writing exercises designed to challenge participants whilst enhancing their written skill sets.
During the programme , participants will learn to make purposeful choices about point of view, dialogue style, and the settings in which their narratives take place.
Writers may complete the workshop with the opening chapter(s) of a novel, a one-act stage or screenplay, a short story, or a collection of poems.
Each project is undertaken with the support of two course instructors, and writers receive peer feedback as they work, as well as regular one-on-one conferencing with instructors.