Creative Writing Summer School

Study Creative Writing from expert tutors in inspirational locations

Want to learn how to become an excellent writer? An Immerse Creative Writing summer school offers the chance for young writers to develop their craft, working with expert university tutors to learn some of the key principles of excellent writing and how to improve each student’s personal style. Our expert tutors use a wide range of established and novel techniques, including ‘writing workshops’, pushing you out of your comfort zone and improving your writing ability. You will emerge from our Creative Writing summer school having gained more confidence in your own writing, as well as a deep appreciation of the skills required to write compelling articles, novels and academic prose.


About the Immerse Creative Writing Summer School

Writing is one of the most important skills in any career. Whether writing scientific papers, or the next blockbuster novel to rival Harry Potter, writing in a compelling, interesting and engaging way is a skill at the foundation of many career paths. Our Creative Writing summer schools are designed for aspiring young writers; we will encourage you to push the limits of your current writing ability and learn to improve your own work by critically analysing great literature.

In just two weeks, the Immerse Creative Writing programme will equip you with the tools you need to bring your ideas to life. Through constructive criticism and expert guidance, your university tutors will teach you how to turn your passion for writing into carefully constructed works of art. What’s more, they will tailor content in order to match your unique interest and writing ability. You will also live and study in incredible university college locations, and the inspiring surroundings will spark your creativity.

Learn more about our Creative Writing summer school programmes below!


Cambridge Creative Writing Summer School for 13-15 year olds

The Creative Writing Summer School for 13-15 year olds will reveal the secrets to becoming a great writer. The curriculum will introduce you to all phases of the writing process, including idea generation, writing and editing, revising drafts and more. Writing an exceptional story isn’t just about great ideas, it’s about learning how to create compelling characters, write a gripping plot and take your reader on a journey through an imaginative and vivid world. We’ll help you accomplish this by exploring topics such as the principles of creative writing, the essentials of plot development and an introduction to writing styles.

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Cambridge Creative Writing Summer School for 16-18 year olds

The Creative Writing Summer School for 16-18 year olds has been designed for students who want to explore all aspects of the creative process, from writing and editing to critiquing, and much more. There is a strong emphasis on putting theory into practice, and so you will not be equipped with the knowledge of how to write better prose, but will be given the opportunity to showcase your improved skills through the writing of a novella. Taking place in Cambridge University colleges, you’ll be inspired by one of the world’s centres of literature.

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Locations We Offer

Don’t just learn about Creative Writing, immerse yourself in inspirational and significant locations. As you learn from tutors from world-class universities, you will also be able to apply the theory that you’re learning in the classroom through writing workshops.

For centuries, the colleges of Cambridge University have produced some of the world’s most renowned writers, including C.S. Lewis, Douglas Adams, Sylvia Plath and John Milton. On Immerse Education’s summer programme, budding writers have the chance to develop imaginative approaches to writing, and to hone their skills in these historic and inspirational surroundings of Cambridge.

Our Creative Writing Tutors

Our Creative Writing tutors are passionate about how the field continues to develop, and each tutor has experience at the forefront of Creative Writing research. Gain the skills and experience you need to excel with a unique, unparalleled learning experience.

Each week, you’ll be able to collaborate with leading academics mirroring the teaching method of the iconic, world-renowned and most respected educational establishments in the UK.

As current and past alumni of world leading universities, they’re highly specialised, recognised and knowledgeable in their chosen fields and can transfer their academic wisdom to you through interactive learning, independent study, seminars, and tutorials, depending on your age group.


Kimberly Anderson

Kimberly Anderson is currently a PhD Candidate at the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge, where she also obtained her Master of Philosophy. Being a medievalist has allowed her to explore the very beginnings of the written word, the foundations of narrative and centuries of change to the concepts of authorship and ‘good writing’. She has a BA(Hons) in English Literature at Durham University, where she completed a creative writing course and regularly contributed prize-winning flash fiction and poetry to university-based publications. Kimberly reads and writes in a wide range of genres and is currently in the final stages of writing and illustrating a children’s book about a puffin who would rather be a Viking.

Academic programmes for students aged 13-15 years old and 16-18 years old.

Our academic summer schools are designed for students aged13-15 years old, and for students aged 16-18 years old. Whatever age you are, you will be taking part in an academically demanding(but enjoyable!) programme, living in Cambridge University colleges, and meeting other motivated students from all over the world. Read on to find out more about some of the colleges that you could be staying in.

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