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Creative Writing Summer Program in England

Dates: May 25 to June 8, 2011
Program Leader: Paul Blaney

Sissinghurst2border2This two-week, writing-intensive program will be based near Brighton (England's liveliest seaside city) on the south coast of England. The market town of Lewes was chosen for its tranquility, beautiful countryside, and proximity to sites of literary interest. The program will combine writing with reading, walking, and visits to local places of interest, including the home of Virginia Woolf. Students will be challenged to write in a variety of genres, taking inspiration from the work of celebrated English authors as well as from the places and landscapes that inspired those authors. These 'inspirations' will take the form of a series of poems, a short story, and an essay on some aspect of English life. Revised inspirations will be combined in a final portfolio.

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