Like countless literary luminaries before you, free your mind, sharpen your pencils, throw caution to the sea breeze and make Venice your own…
This September, join Elanor Dymott for a five-day course in creative writing at the Oxford School, Venice. In a combination of workshops, optional one-to-one tutorials, and two evening social sessions, writing will be shared by the whole group, taking story-telling to a new level.
Students will be split into two small groups: one for novice writers, and one for more experienced writers who want to develop their skills by trying out new and playful approaches to crafting a narrative.
You’ll take part in daily 2-hour workshops, in either the morning or the afternoon, leaving plenty of time to explore the world’s most inspirational city. The course kicks off on the evening of Monday 10th September with aperitivi, then workshops will start on the Tuesday morning at the Oxford School on the third floor of the Fondazione Querini Stampalia, a historic building located between Saint Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge.
Around your sessions, the Venice Biennale – a series of events focusing on contemporary architecture, art, theatre, dance and music – will be ongoing, providing plenty of opportunities for cultural adventures.
About the tutor
Elanor’s first novel, Every Contact Leaves A Trace, was longlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award 2013. 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. Her third novel, Slack-Tide, will be published by Jonathan Cape in January 2019.
She is a Senior Teaching Fellow on the Writing MA at Warwick University, and a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at LSE. She runs creative writing workshops and seminars at schools, colleges and literary festivals, and 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 and the Royal Society of Literature.
The fee includes the 2-hour morning or afternoon workshops for five days (Tuesday 11th to Saturday 15th September), 2 evening social sessions and an optional half-hour 1-to-1 tutorial.
Please note that the school does not provide accommodation or transport.
The workshops are open to both native and non-native speakers of English. The minimum level for non-native speakers is C1.
Please contact us by filling out this short form.
The course will be confirmed and scheduled shortly after 15th May.