English Literature and Creative Writing Summer School
Learn tried and tested writing techniques from some of Oxford’s greatest published tutors
Develop your own writing style and voice while learning crucial elements of structure that will help your poetry and prose flow. Study English Literature & Creative Writing with Oxford Summer Courses and write in one of the finest literary cities, home to some of the most noted writers throughout time – Oscar Wilde, T.S Eliot, Lewis Carroll, and JRR Tolkien.
Sharpen your critical eye, advance your skill set and broaden your horizons as you learn from a range of published authors and alumni from top universities; each with their own unique experience and path as established writers. It’s the most influential city, with the most inspiring tutors, guaranteed to get your metaphorical juices flowing!
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Take advantage of Oxford’s global academic force by becoming the best creative writer you can be
From fictional prose to poetry, you’ll study a variety of texts from different periods in time. Through practical sessions, structured essays and more fluid pieces, we enable and encourage all students to express themselves creatively. In our seminars world-class tutors teach the techniques that all remarkable writers rely on to create engaging, dynamic works. And we encourage students to write their own stories or poems giving feedback at every stage on how to enhance and develop.
With no more than eight students in a class, tutors are able to focus on students personally and give them the time and attention they need to thrive and take their writing to new levels of success.
Beth has been teaching writing for several years alongside being a publish author. As well as writing her own books and speaking at literary festivals and high schools, she works in festival production. She’s worked behind the scenes at some of the UK’s biggest literary festivals, including Bath Children’s Literature Festival and Winchester Writer’s Festival. Beth has also been independently researching the link between creative writing and mental wellbeing, working alongside professionals within the field.
Charlie holds both a BA in English Literature and Language and a Masters’ degree in Medieval Studies from the University of Oxford. His Mst focused on medieval song, the relationship between text and music, and folk traditions. His approach to teaching literature and creative writing focuses on investigating the place of creative writing as an art form in society and using the history of literature to prompt creative writing practice.
Dr Jane DowsonBIO
Jane specialises in twentieth-century literature, contemporary poetry and postcolonial literature. An experienced academic, she’s currently Honorary Reader in Twentieth Century Literature at De Montfort University. Jane continues to teach and mentor alongside her research, having previously held the roles of Head of Department, Admissions Tutor, co-ordinator for International students and more. She holds a PGCE from the University of Oxford.
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