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SUMMER CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAMS

"By words the mind is winged."

–Aristophanes

CREATIVE WRITING ACADEMY

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Creative Writing Academy is a two-week course introducing 15-18 year-olds to essential elements of creative writing, and is designed and taught by a world-leading English scholar. The field of creative writing includes novels, screenplays, short stories, creative nonfiction, poetry, plays, graphic novels, and children’s books. Whether you are already set on a career as a best-selling author or simply wish to expand your literary horizons and abilities, the Creative Writing Academy will provide you with essential insights on how to excel as a written communicator.

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CURRICULUM

Class 1: Intro to Creative Writing Careers

Class 2: Keys to Compelling Storytelling

Class 3: Great Literary Works

Class 4: Basic Plot Types

Class 5: Literary Genres

Class 6: World Building

Class 7: Character Development

Class 8: Constructing Dialogue

Class 9: Endings & Denouement

Class X: Writing Challenge

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Explore the World of Creative Writing

Develop writing skills employers demand across leading careers in; Advertising copywriting, Social media marketing, Advertising campaign design, Email marketing, and Manuscript editing

Learn from the Great Authors

Recognize common literary elements of the greatest English writers throughout history and discover how to apply them to your own compositions

Weave Multiple Plot Lines

Merge parallel narratives into your writing to flesh out your characters, create plot twists, and hold readers on the edge of their seat

Employ Metaphor and Allusion

Great storytellers employ the subtle power of symbolic language and analogy to activate the reader's imagination and convey meaning that transcends the mundane

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Unlock Your Creativity

Follow your own inner voice to set your imagination free and craft compelling stories in a style that is distinctively yours

Vivid Description

Sometimes a thousand words are even better than a picture. Learn how to bring your descriptions to life through dynamic language, emotional connections, and incorporating the total experience of the five senses

Develop Precise Diction

As Mark Twain once quipped, "The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter - 'tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning." Who could logomachize with that?

Write from the Heart

Channel the power of your own life experiences into your writing to deliver maximum impact and embodied authenticity

Your Writing Instructor

 

Tuscany Parkin is a doctoral student in Law at the University of Oxford. She holds a Masters degree in Contract Law and Legal Philosophy and a Bachelors degree in Civil Law from the same institution. She additionally holds degrees in English Literature and Law from Rhodes University.

She has won over a dozen academic awards and scholarships including the Baker & McKenzie top student prize in 2014 and 2016 and Best Speaker in the 2018 Lexis Nexis Moot Competition. Tuscany is a passionate youth educator who has tutored students in creative writing, English literature, and law for over 10 years in Europe and Africa.

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Creative Writing Academy is delivered virtually over two weeks in (i) ten live and interactive online classes, and (ii) two one-on-one personalized academic tutorials led by your instructor. The program follows the Creative Writing Academy curriculum and includes:

 

  • Daily assignments

  • Collaborative group work

  • Individual feedback and academic guidance

  • Take-home continuing study exercises and resources

  • Letter of recommendation for university applications and work experience from your instructor (upon satisfactory participation)

  • Lifetime access to video recordings of each class for future review

  • Complimentary admission to Career Exploration Academy

  • Course completion certificate

 

Online classes will last approximately two hours and will be delivered on weekdays 12pm-2pm US Pacific Standard Time | 3pm-5pm US Eastern Standard Time | 8pm-10pm British Summer Time.

CREATIVE WRITING ACADEMY
2023 PRICES & DATES

Price: $2,495

  • Session 1: Monday July 17th - Friday July 28th 2023

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