Our department regularly offers Creative Writing courses abroad where students practice writing in rich, intercultural contexts. Students learn about literary traditions of their host country by meeting local writers, attending workshops with local students, and through readings and site visits that immerse them in the local culture.
May 2016, 2015: Pavia, Italy
Creative Writing: Cultural and Ethical Aspects of Creative Writing
Program Description: This course is an intercultural creative writing workshop. Students take this course together with English-speaking students of the University of Pavia. Course activities focus on writing exercises and workshops within a larger thematic framework: the ethics of creative writing.
May 2016, 2015, 2014: London, England and Paris, France
Creative Writing: London and Paris
Program Description: Spend one week in London going to the theater, visiting the Tower of London and visiting the birthplace of Shakespeare. Then, it is on to Paris for a week, where we will eat croissants in the morning before seeing some of the greatest paintings and cathedrals ever created in the afternoon. You will also be able to explore these culturally rich cities on your own. You will discover what so many travel writers have experienced before you-travel and writing go hand in hand.
May 2013: Venice, Italy
Creative Writing: The Allure of Venice
Program Description: What makes Venice so fascinating? Why do writers (like Shakespeare, Proust, Voltaire, Lord Byron, Henry James, Ruskin, and Goethe) set their work in Venice? We spend three weeks island-hopping, exploring districts and museums - getting to know the structure and character of Venice. Students write their own creative responses - in poetry, fiction, or creative non-fiction - to the city. Come and discover how place inspires the imagination.
More Creative Writing study abroad opportunities to come!
Please contact Matt Harkins, Chair of the English Department with any questions concerning future study abroad opportunities.