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Creative Writing in English, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 8 days
University rank #801 (QS) ,
This course will help you get started as a writer, or develop as a writer, by enabling you to improve your existing skills and cultivate your imagination. It will guide you through the process of writing, from brainstorming to writing to revising.


In the summer of 2019, Margie Orford will conduct an eight day writing and story-telling workshop. This will give the participants the foundational tools needed for writing prose –  fiction (novels and short stories), narrative non-fiction, reportage, memoir, and biography. You will explore the basics needed to conceptualise and outline your project, to create characters with depth and integrity, to write convincing dialogue, to create setting – both time and place. The programme will allow for plenty of time for your own writing, for useful ways of assessing your own material and learning from the work of other participants. In addition you will have guided reading and hands-on teaching so that at the end of the course you will have the outline of a way forward, some written material and a writer’s toolkit that will act as a guide and companion in future writing endeavours.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 8 days
    • Duration description
      17 - 24 July 2019
  • Credits
    3 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

During the course you will be expected to attend workshops and seminars, submit your work for peer review and create a portfolio of your own writing.


Margie Orford is an internationally acclaimed writer. Her Clare Hart novels – a literary crime fiction series that explores violence and its effects in South Africa – are published in the USA and the UK and have been widely translated into more than ten languages. 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

The expected English language proficiency is C1 or equivalent (advanced proficiency).The course is limited to 16 participants.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    350 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 350 EUR per module and a duration of 8 days.
  • National

    350 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 350 EUR per module and a duration of 8 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Early-Bird fee (until March 31, 2019) – 350€ (300€ for students) / Regular (after March 31, 2019) – 400€ (350€ for srudents).

Living costs for Tallinn

  • 598 - 950 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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