Young Writers Summer School

Do you enjoy putting pen to paper, and love building stories of your own? Would you like to spend time improving your writing alongside other young people who share your enthusiasm? The Young Writers Summer School offers students aged 11-14 the opportunity to explore and practice diverse types of writing. Taking in a wide range of forms across prose, poetry and reportage, we will craft individual and group compositions within a friendly and supportive environment. By carefully studying classic examples of fiction and poetry, this course encourages students to read critically in order to develop their own writing with precision, flair and imagination. It also places a strong emphasis on sharing work, and on offering and receiving constructive feedback and suggestions for development.

The structure of the course across four days ensures an enjoyable variety of games, activities and exercises and provides a dynamic mixture of discursive engagement and personal endeavour.

Throughout all sessions students will benefit from the sensitive guidance of our friendly team of tutors, and from small class sizes (max 14) which ensure that there is plenty of space for each voice to be heard. An intensive four days of exploration, discussion, studied practice and feedback will leave participants with a strong grasp of creative techniques, plentiful stimulating examples, and a sense of direction and possibility for their future writing.

A schedule for this course can be seen here.

Practical Details

The Young Writers Summer School is open to students aged 11 – 14, and will take place 20th – 23rd August 2019.

The venue for this course is Student Central, University of London, Bloomsbury Campus, Central London – you can see more venue and travel details here.

The cost of the four-day Young Writers Summer School is £365 per student. Please note that accommodation is not included, and must be arranged independently if required. 

Partial fees bursaries are available for students who would otherwise face financial barriers to attending the course – please see here for details.

To book a place or places at the Young Writers Summer School, or if you have any further questions, simply call on 0845 519 4827, email, or use the form below.

Booking Form

Debate Chamber offers a limited number of full and partial bursaries to students who could not otherwise afford to attend. If you are applying for a bursary please do not complete this form, but instead complete the ‘Bursary Application Form’ here.
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