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Creative Arts



5700419 Get Write In - Becoming a Writer

Tutor: Benjamin Scott

Location: Uppingham School

Over five days, aspiring writers aged 13 to 18 years old will work with an experience creative writing tutor and published author to develop their writing skills. They’ll explore where ideas come from and how to transform these ideas into finished pieces of writing. There will be a mixture of fun writing exercises designed to help generate new ideas, develop characters and explore plotting. They’ll be working on their pieces of writing and then sharing (but only if they want to), as well as working collaboratively and developing a story as a team. In previous years, young writers on this course have produced a collective novella to take home.Whether their ambitions lie in short story, novel writing, script work or poetry, every type of teen writer is welcome, and the skills they learn are transferable to most forms of writing. They’ll also have a lot fun and interesting discussions.

Benjamin Scott has taught creative writing for a range of schools and organisations, including the Oxford University Continuing Education Department and Swanwick, the Writers’ Summer School, as well as mentoring writers through his critiquing and editorial service. He really enjoys inspiring and encouraging young writers to explore and develop their passion for writing and storytelling. Benjamin is the author of eleven books (including eight as a ghost-writer).


Course notes...

Course Specific Items to Bring to Uppingham

Please ensure that all clothing, and all other equipment is CLEARLY MARKED WITH THE STUDENT’S NAME.

  • Notebook and pencil
  • Comfortable and casual clothing
  • Non-residential students should bring a packed lunch
Non-residential Students

Registration 9.00am daily at Uppingham Theatre. Collection will be at 4.00pm in the same place.

Residential Students

Between 4.00pm - 6.00pm on Sunday afternoon with a light supper served early evening. Students should register at the boarding house in which they are staying and these arrangements will be confirmed nearer the time. Please notify us of any special dietary requirements using the Parental Consent Form.


Get Write In - Becoming a Writer
Course No. 5700419
Price From £280.00
Course Date Mon-Fri
30 Jul - 03 Aug 2018
Course Time 09:00 - 16:00
Status: Places still available
Age 13 - 18 course
Residential Options

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