Join us this summer for a series of week-long intensive writing courses. Immerse yourself in one of City’s unique creative writing summer schools and help fast-track your writing.
Do you want to try creative writing for the first time? Would you like to learn how to structure a novel? Are you itching to write a crime story, brush up on your business writing skills, or find out how to get published?
Delivered over five days, in short intensive bursts, City’s creative writing summer schools cover everything from an introduction to creative writing through to writing for children.
Designed to boost your writing within a supportive environment, no prior qualifications are needed.
Whatever your creative ambitions, our tutors – all professional writers and editors – will guide you every step of the way.
Explore our Writing Summer Schools
An Approach to Creative Writing
Learn from a professional writer and editor how to develop a story and gain the confidence to write creatively.
Crime and Thriller Writing
The ideal course for those looking to learn the fundamentals of writing their first work of crime fiction, including thrillers.
The Novel Writing Summer School covers essential novel writing techniques and constructs, giving you the skills and confidence to work on your own novel.
Writing for Business
Learn to write clearly, confidently and consistently - a sought-after skill in most workplaces.
Writing for Children
Aimed at beginners, the course makes up part of City's range of short creative writing courses which boasts a growing list of published alumni.
We also offer various creative writing short courses throught the year.
Transform your writing career
When you enrol on a City creative writing intensive course, we welcome you into a vibrant community with opportunities to showcase your writing; enter competitions; and champion your successes.
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Our writing short course alumni have gone on to publish books; win writing prizes; get signed by agents; and study further at MA or PhD level. Enrol on a City creative writing summer school to see where it might take you.
Writing Short Course Summer Schools
For information on teaching, eligibility and the booking process please visit our frequently asked questions page.
Why Study on a Creative Writing Summer School at City
- Be first to find out the latest writing opportunities, student successes and course news with our termly newsletter.
- Enter our writing competition, City Writes, for the opportunity to read your work to an invited audience.
- Submit an idea for our blog for the chance to have your writing professionally edited and published.
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