Creative Writing Summer School in Sydney (Ages 13-15)

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The Immerse Education Creative Writing Summer Programme in Sydney offers an immersive literary experience for aspiring writers aged 13-15 and 16-18. Set in the captivating city of Sydney, Australia, this programme explores creative writing techniques, storytelling, and literary analysis within a stimulating and culturally diverse environment.

This programme is now full. Explore our other Sydney summer programmes or join our waiting list.

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Creative Writing
Participants will hone their creative writing skills, developing narratives, vivid poems, and essays, guided by the expertise of experienced writing professionals.
Provides a thorough introduction to diverse academic fields. Ideal for students beginning to contemplate their future academic paths and eager to explore various disciplines.
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Ages 13-15

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Academic Insights curriculum is focused on preparing you for academic life in the world’s top universities.

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At Immerse Education, we’re committed to providing a transformative learning experience that goes beyond traditional classroom settings. When you enroll in our programmes, you can expect a rich array of outcomes that will empower you for a lifetime of success.

Our programmes equip you with a diverse skill set that’s applicable across various disciplines and environments. From communication and critical thinking to problem-solving and collaboration, you’ll cultivate skills that are highly sought after in today’s fast-paced world. These skills extend beyond academia and empower you to thrive in any professional or personal setting.

Immerse Education is dedicated to providing an immersive and holistic educational experience. Beyond the structured curriculum, you’ll engage in workshops, seminars, and interactive activities that broaden your horizons. Expect to explore diverse perspectives, engage in thought-provoking discussions, and gain insights that enrich your understanding of the world.

Upon successfully completing your Immerse Education programme, you’ll earn a Certificate of Achievement that validates your dedication and growth. This certificate serves as a testament to your hard work, commitment, and the valuable skills you’ve acquired. It’s a tangible representation of your journey and a noteworthy addition to your academic and professional portfolio.

Module 1 - An Introduction To Creative Writing

In this introductory module, you will challenge conventional assumptions of writing in the 21st Century. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss preferred writing methods and routines, what you hope to achieve on the programme and learn how to combat the dreaded blank page.

Creating a character who lives beyond the page is one of the biggest challenges for an author. In this module, you will discover a variety of techniques for building a memorable character. From creating CVs and family trees to ‘mapping’ relationship networks in order to identify potential sources of conflict in their lives.

With a fresh understanding of how to build character, dialogue and much more, you will turn your attention to the plot. In this module, you’ll address the importance of moulding ‘tension points’ and ‘turning points’ in our stories, as well as the creative possibilities of ‘plot twists’.

The Creative Writing programme concludes with a workshop devoted to the portfolios-in-progress. By this point you will have completed a short written piece. You will have the opportunity to present your work to the class and receive constructive feedback from your tutor and peers.

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Meet Some of Our Creative Writing Tutors

Our creative writing tutors provide unparalleled motivational and educational support to aspiring writers. With their successful backgrounds, they guide students through writing exercises, workshops, and literary analysis. They ignite creativity by sharing their own work and experiences, offering guidance, support, and tailored feedback to help students develop their unique authorial voices. Tutors cater to ESL students, helping them master literary terminology essential for discussing literary traditions and movements on a global scale.

Guest Speakers from Previous Summers

Career Insights participants will hear from an influential guest speaker from a variety of inspiring backgrounds.

Former senior detective
Suzanne Williams QPM

An experienced hostage negotiator who has worked on some of the highest profile and dangerous hostage situations across the world, including negotiating in war zones.

Ex military officer and CEO of Midnight Runners
Jody Bragger

An ex-military officer and CEO of Midnight Runners – the world’s largest independent running community, he is also the founder of the Mogadishu Marathon, the country’s first since the outbreak of war.

Adventurer and traveller
Sarah Outen

A British adventurer who has successfully circumnavigated the globe, overcome huge obstacles and endured extreme conditions in remote environments, often alone for months at a time. 

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Top university placement

Our students end up in top universities:
Including Oxford, NYU, Cambridge, Harvard, Imperial College London, University of Toronto, MIT, and many more.

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Safe & secure environment

The safety and well-being of our participants is our number one priority, and all staff undergo enhanced background checks and receive thorough safeguarding training.

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Accreditations, awards & partnerships

We are accredited with Aegis and BAC, and won: Queens Award for Enterprises, British Youth Travel: Best Educational product finalist, and Educational Investor Award 2023.

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Post-programme benefits

Including Access to Membership Benefits and Events from Partners, Life-time Access to Learning Opportunities via the Immerse Alumni Network, Live Events, Exclusive Offers from our Partners.

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Our expert mentors

All mentors on our programmes are past/current students at Oxford or Cambridge University All of our support staff are background-checked and receive training in providing an unforgettable experience for every Immerse student.

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Creative Writing Summer School FAQs

Why study Creative Writing in Sydney?

Sydney’s vibrant arts scene and multicultural influence offer a dynamic backdrop for creative writing. Connect with local writers and experience diverse narratives.

Immerse Education offers Creative Writing programmes at several locations around the world, including Cambridge, Oxford, and Sydney for students aged 13-15 and 16-18. Students aged 16-18 can also study Creative Writing in Toronto. These programmes provide a unique insight into the subject at a university level, designed to further the passion participants have for their chosen discipline​​.

Immerse Education’s programmes are designed to provide a deep dive into the chosen subject at a university level. The curriculum is thoughtfully developed by tutors to enrich and expand students’ passion and understanding of Creative Writing. Students can expect to engage in a variety of writing exercises, workshops, and projects that challenge them to develop their writing skills across different genres and styles, fostering both their creativity and technical proficiency​​.

For further information, please download the Syllabus overview.

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