Immerse yourself in your own writing over two intensive weeks with MCS School.
Use the chance to develop and practice your own writing style under the guidance of professional writers and experienced tutors.
You will analyse famous pieces of creative writing, discover the elements of style and apply them to your own writing. Small group discussions and peer feedback will guide you to sharpen and perfect your literary work.
At the end of the two weeks, you will have acquired new skills, made new friends, and developed a fresh portfolio of creative writing.
The fee for the 2-week course of studies, lunch, field trips (if any) is 45 000 Rub
June 19 – 30, 2023
Moscow, Krasnoproletarskaya 16c11
A two-week English summer school looking at the conventions and guidelines for creative writing
Read and understand a variety of English texts, selecting and interpreting information, ideas and perspectives
Understand and analyse how writers use linguistic and structural devices to achieve their effects
Explore links and connections between writers’ ideas and perspectives, as well as how these are conveyed
Study in small groups to peer review works
Take the course at MCS School in the centre of Moscow
Lay a foundation for success in UK and international English exams
Use literary English effectively
Michael Oliver, aka Michael Oliver-Semenov, author of The Elephant’s Foot, and Sunbathing in Siberia a marriage of East and West in Post-Soviet Russia, is a British writer and poet, who has worked for and with the BBC, the Siberian Times and the International Journal of Cultural Intelligence. He has published in a plethora of books and journals worldwide and his poem, Council Estate Language Explained, was printed as a 3-metre exhibit for The National Gallery in 2010.
Own writing portfolio
Programme Content and Outcome
The programme is for 40 hours of seminars, discussions and individual work on developing a portfolio of creative writing. Course attendance and a completed portfolio are awarded with an achievement certificate.
The daily timetable, Monday-Friday in both weeks, will normally be as follows:
Writing about real life experiences. How do you decide what’s worthy of writing and what’s not? Do we need to adhere completely to the truth? What is the truth? At what point does creative non-fiction become fiction? How do we determine what elements of any real life event to keep and which to discard? How do we turn the mundane into compelling marketable books?
In this course we will look at examples, discuss, create and share our own writing, with the aim of developing, and shaping real-life material into a compelling narrative structure.
In this course we will focus on how to successfully bring to life imagined characters, relationships, and events so that they are believable and not overly-exaggerated. We will look at how to combine elements of reality with unreality to create plausible and compelling fiction that readers can empathise and connect with.