NAW in Cambridge 2013

Monday, 17 June 2013

The NAW/Pembroke course will run from 21st July to 9th August and offers a unique opportunity for committed writers to meet and work with leading practitioners while enjoying the atmosphere and hospitality of Pembroke College Cambridge.

The Summer Programme combines the most effective features of National Academy of Writing and Cambridge teaching. The course will be led by the National Academy of Writing’s Director Richard Beard and by Fiona Sampson, and is above all about the practice and techniques of writing.

The plenary lectures: Sir Michael Holroyd on biography and narrative non-fiction, Deborah Moggach on structure in screenplays and novels, Ion Trewin on literary and popular fiction, Sophie Hannah on creating suspense, Richard Beard on editing and Fiona Sampson on poetic effects.

Supervisions are at the heart of Cambridge University teaching and learning. Small groups of students meet with an expert in the field – the supervisor – to review and progress their work. Throughout the three-week period writing students will submit pieces of writing and the supervisor will facilitate a constructive discussion of the work.

The supervisors are practicing writers: Kerry Hudson, Nicholas Hogg, Pete Salmon and Francesca Brill.

Full details of the course can be found at the Pembroke College website.