The 7th Annual British Council International Creative Writing School will offer courses across two weeks in June 2018 starting the week of 3 June. 

As in previous years, we will offer workshop courses in Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece.

For the first time, I will be teaching a course in Academic Essay Writing in Thessaloniki. The course will run for three (3) days, starting 12 June with workshops each evening scheduled between 18:30 and 21:00.

During the workshops, we will look at ways in which you can enhance your writing and improve editing skills, each with the aim of giving you greater confidence, both when you initially write your essays and when you revise them.  

Each workshop will include explanations of key features of writing, analyses of examples of good practice and easy-to-follow in class and assigned exercises.

Our focus will be principally on paragraphs and paragraphing as all essays, no matter what their form or content, genre or audience, are finally the sum of their individual paragraphs.

The course is open to writers of all abilities and experience working in any essay genre, although it may be most appropriate for students. Workshops will be limited to 12 people. 

Each participant will receive a copy of Writing Better Essays: A Simple Rhetorical Guide to Process, Structure, and Coherence, which will provide the material for use in the workshops. 

                                 Course Description:

This three-day workshop will focus on helping writers to develop a trusted process for drafting and revising their essays, whatever type and form their essays take. Based on David’s textbook Writing Better Essays: A Simple Rhetorical Guide to Process, Structure and Coherence, which will be provided to all participants, the course is suited to all writers – including students whose interest may be principally academic essays – looking to enhance their knowledge of good practice and how to implement its qualities to improve their style. The course will include detailed explanations of key features of good writing, as well as examples and in-class exercises, including exercises involving imitation. Participants will be asked to send in a sample of their writing before the course begins, and they will receive feedback on their writing, which they will be encouraged to complete once the course finishes.

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For general information about the summer school see the British Council website: