International Creative Writing Summer School 2017 in Athens and Thessaloniki


In partnership with the Kingston Writing School and Kingston University, the British Council announced the courses that comprise the fifth 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: Ed Docx, Ahren Warner, Jane Yeh, Norma Clarke, Paul Bailey, Adam Baron and Maurice Walsh.

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

Students may choose from six one-week courses in Athens, or a one-week course and a three-day workshop 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.

Courses will be held in English and are suitable for writers at all levels. See below for dates and course details.

Deadline for applications
Early bird: 21 May 2017
28 May 2017

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