Creative Writing Summer Schools in Cambridge

What’s special about studying the subject in the location

For centuries, Cambridge 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, you’ll have the chance to develop imaginative approaches to writing, and to hone your skills in these historic and inspirational surroundings of Cambridge. It’s not difficult to see why the beauty and charm of this historic city continues to capture the imagination of many writers. If you’re interested in improving your Creative Writing skills, you’ve come to the right place.



The Creative Writing Summer School in Cambridge for 13-15 Year Olds

Summary of the subject summer school in the location for the first age group

The Creative Writing Summer School for 13-15 year olds in Cambridge 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.


The Creative Writing Summer School in Cambridge for 16-18 Year Olds

Summary of the Creative Writing summer school in the Cambridge for the second age group

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.


Why choose Immerse Education?

1. Exceptional learning experiences

At Immerse Education, our academic programmes are more than just a lesson in a classroom. We’re dedicated to providing our participants with exceptional learning experiences.

Participants will explore novel concepts and share ideas in small groups of like minded peers, guided by expert tutors who have honed their expertise through teaching at world-class universities, including the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Harvard. The ‘Immerse’ model of learning is now offered in over 30 different programmes.

2. Developing global perspectives

Students from over 100 countries have participated in our academic programmes. Developing global citizens, building tolerance, broadening perspectives, and encouraging diversity and equality are all important priorities for Immerse Education. Our academic programmes facilitate healthy discussion, whilst enriching the perspectives of each of our participants.

3. A personalised approach

We offer a personalised approach that appreciates and caters to the needs of each of our participants. This starts at the point of contact, and continues throughout the programme, and beyond. Not only do we support our participants throughout their Immerse experience, but we’re also invested in their success after they’ve completed their programme. We provide exciting initiatives beyond our academic programmes to support our valued alumni.


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 aged
13-15 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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