The Immerse Creative Writing programme offers the chance for young writers to develop their craft in the stimulating cultural setting of Cambridge university – the academic home to some of the world’s greatest literary minds. The two-week programme, designed for aspiring 16–18 year old writers, encourages participants to push the limits of their current writing abilities, work with expert university tutors, and learn to improve their own work by critically analysing great literature.
Participants in this programme will explore a wide range of creative writing techniques, receive constructive feedback from their peers, and even complete their own novella by the end of the course. Throughout their stay, participants will learn what makes great writing, following a dynamic curriculum built to help them identify their unique strengths and weaknesses. They will also be introduced to the concept of the ‘writing workshop’, a popular method which professional writers use to improve their own work.
Participants will conclude the programme having gained more creative independence and confidence in their own writing, as well as a deep appreciation for the skills required to begin writing compelling articles, novels, and academic prose.