Plot twist! Find your muse in the atmospheric settings of Cambridge or Oxford and follow in the footsteps of Wilde, Tolkien & Sylvia Plath.

To write well, you must feel inspired. Every great writer throughout time had a muse – a captivating love, a passion for the seasons or a pull to a particular place that stirred emotion and imagination.

Engaging fiction and poetry is most memorable when it’s written with authenticity and experience. Fortunately, Oxford Summer Courses can offer both in equal measure!

Oxford and Cambridge have long been associated with literary pedigree and its iconic writers date back centuries. Walk the same cobbled streets and write under the same canopy of stars that showcased some of the world’s finest novels and poems, learning the methods and structures that help your ideas flow fluently.

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Match your passion to your academic pursuit. Find a course that makes you never want to stop learning.

Discover how to write fluently, with eloquence and brilliance, bringing your ideas to life on the page

If you’ve ever had writer’s block, chances are you knew what you wanted to say, but you couldn’t express it properly in words. Often, having the skills to do something well gives you the confidence you need to succeed. It’s no different with creative writing.

Once you’re up-to-speed with the elements and structures needed to write well – syntax, meter and rhyme, your ideas take shape easier and suddenly your metaphors are making more sense and your characters come to life with their own personas and voices.

Our expert tutors can teach you how to communicate directly and efficiently, leaving your mind free for imaginative verse.

Learn how to hook your reader, set a scene with atmospheric prose and leave them wanting more with drama and a unique flair that no one else could pen but you.

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Our established tutors are experts in their fields of study. Gain the skills and experience you need to excel with a unique, unparalleled learning experience.

 

Each week, you’ll be able to collaborate with leading academics mirroring the teaching method of the iconic, world-renowned and most respected educational establishments in the UK.

As current and past alumni of top universities, they’re highly specialised, recognised and knowledgeable in their chosen fields and can transfer their academic wisdom to you directly, in seminars or one-on-one tutorials.

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