For students of all levels who have a desire to explore their own potential and challenge themselves creatively.

For students of all levels who have a desire to explore their own potential and challenge themselves creatively.

Creative Writing is offered at St Andrews & Yale

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July 1st – July 22nd 2018
July 25th – August 15th 2018
13 – 18 years oldPlease note some academic options are recommended/designed for specific ages – see below.
All students choose one academic and one elective program.
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July 15th – August 5th 2018
13 – 18 years oldPlease note some academic options are recommended/designed for specific ages – see below.
All students choose one academic and one elective program.
View a typical day at Yale

Creative writing summer school program

The ISSOS creative writing summer school course is designed for students of all levels and interests who have a desire to explore their own potential and challenge themselves creatively, learning to write in the most inspirational environments. Understand and harness the forces of creative language to produce original poems, scenes from a play or movie and short stories.

We recommed that students 14 and over apply for this program due to the mature nature of some of the themes covered in this program.

Creative writing

What will it cover?

Introductory and advanced workshops will cover all phases of the writing process, including idea generation, writing and revising drafts and editing.

  • Learn to love writing through a range of creative projects including essays, short stories and poetry
  • Study the work of renowned writers and discover your own voice 
  • Find out how to use the world around you as a source of ideas and inspiration
  • Benefit from regular and extensive writing practice and balanced critical evaluation
  • Produce the summer school magazine and see your work in print.

During the creative writing course, all summer students will work together to produce the ISSOS magazine, which will include a selection of their creative writing.