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 Oxford alumni, 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 morning seminars, world-class tutors teach the techniques that all remarkable writers rely on to create engaging, dynamic works. Then, in our afternoon workshops, we encourage students to write their own stories and poems giving feedback at every stage on how to enhance and develop. With no more than six 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.
Dr Gareth Dickson is a tutor in Creative Writing at the Oxford University Department of Continuing Education and on the Sarah Lawrence Programme at Wadham College, Oxford. He holds a PhD and MPhil in Creative Writing from the University of Queensland, Australia, where he has also taught. His work has appeared in journals and anthologies, and has been shortlisted for awards including the White Review Short Story Award and the Australian/Vogel Literary Awards.
Audrey Southgate is a currently a D.Phil. candidate in English at Merton College, Oxford, focusing her academic work on how the Book of Psalms was translated and interpreted in the Middle Ages. She holds a Master’s in Medieval Studies from Oxford, as well as a B.A. in English and French from Hillsdale College in the United States. In addition to pursuing her own studies, she is passionate about teaching. Her experience tutoring individuals in English and French, giving lectures on the humanities for interdisciplinary groups of students visiting Oxford, and mentoring current undergraduates here have only increased her enthusiasm to share the delight and learning to be found in literature.
Naoise Murphy graduated from Durham University in 2017 with a B.A. in English Literature and French, with a year abroad at the Sorbonne University in Paris. She will complete her MPhil this year at the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies. She has been awarded a Major Studentship by Newnham College Cambridge for her research on twentieth-century Irish women’s writing. She has several years of experience tutoring in both English and French.
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