• Elanor Dymott Creative Writing Workshop Venice 2017
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  • Everyone's got hundreds of stories waiting to get out!
  • A Classroom with a View (photo taken from the Oxford School in Palazzo Querini Stampalia, five minutes' walk from Saint Mark's Square).
  • Throw caution to the sea breeze!
  • The weird and wonderful Venice Biennale.

Like countless literary luminaries before you, free your mind, sharpen your pencils, throw caution to the sea breeze and make the city your own...

Join Elanor Dymott for a five-day course in creative writing at the Oxford School in Venice: a combination of workshops, optional one-to-one tutorials, and two evening social sessions where writing is shared by the whole group.

Suitable for novice writers and those who have been writing for a while who would like to develop their skills by trying out new and playful approaches to crafting a narrative, in the world's most inspirational city.

Daily 2-hour sessions in small groups, either in the morning or the afternoon, will leave you plenty of time to explore the city. In September the Contemporary Art Biennale will be ongoing in various venues around Venice, providing a fascinating contrast with the ancient architecture.

Non-native speaker?

The workshops are open to both native and non-native speakers of English. The minimum level for non-native speakers is C1.

Fee: €180

This includes the 2-hour morning or afternoon workshops for five days (Thursday to Monday), 2 evening social sessions and an optional, one-off, 1-to-1 tutorial.

A detailed schedule will be available as soon as we know the number of participants (shortly after 26th June).

Please note that the school does not provide accommodation or transport.

About the tutor

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Elanor’s first novel, Every Contact Leaves A Trace, was longlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award. Her new novel, Silver and Salt, was published in the UK and the US in April 2017, and her short stories have appeared in literary magazines and anthologies.

As well as giving creative writing workshops and seminars at literary festivals, schools and colleges (including the Oxford University Kellogg College Centre for Creative Writing), Elanor mentors new writers one-to-one. She has been a guest author for The Arvon Foundation, and a judge and reader for the Society of Authors, the Royal Society of Literature, and the Elle Talent Contest. From September 2017 she will be a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at LSE.



Please contact us by filling out this short form.

Apply by 3 July.

The course will be confirmed and a schedule drawn up shortly after 26th June.



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