English Literature and Creative Writing

Cardiff Metropolitan University’s summer school in English Literature and Creative Writing is taught by a team of literary experts and published authors. Our two-week residential summer school gives you an opportunity to get a flavour of our programme and to develop your writing in a country where poetry is the mother tongue.  For award winning Welsh writer Jan Morris: ‘a Welshman's truth was more in the nature of a curve, and it is a fact that Welsh affairs are entangled always in parabola, double-meaning and implication.’ There is space for everyone and everything in the Welsh imagination.

Our summer school focuses, as Wales’ most famous poet Dylan Thomas did, on place. Through the core elements of the summer school - ‘Writing the City’ and ‘Literature and Landscape’ - we explore literature in context. Our home, Cardiff, is a multi-cultural capital city with a unique history and character. From flash fiction to novel writing, our creative writing tutors will facilitate your quest for narrative. Here, on the Celtic curve, you’ll find your fiction.

This course will include:

Literature and Landscape 
Writing the City
Wales in the World 
Transgression for Beginners
Big Culture
Inspiration and Media
Creating Legends
Psychogeography, Flâneurie and Microfiction
Perfect your Poetry
Subverting the Surface with Found Art
Short Story Writing


​A​dditional information:

Academic Status: Non-credit b​earing

School: Cardiff School of Education

Dates: 17th July to 28th July 2017

Application Deadline: 19th June 2017

Venue: Cycnoed Campus

English language requirement: None required, however please note that good working knoweldge of English is expected and that all classes will be taught through the medium of English.

Academic pre-requisites: ​Qualified to study at university. Qualified to study at university. Please note the above sessions are aimed at all Undergraduate and Postgraduate level of study​. 

Fee: £1,300