Creative Writing

creative-writing-bootcamp

This student-centered creative writing workshop aims to walk you through the process of writing a short story, culminating in you writing your own. Through class discussions and activities, you will be introduced to the elements of a story and the rhetorical elements of creative writing in general, including purpose, audience and author’s position. You will learn to perform an analysis to inform what to present in your stories and how to present it. The course will also tackle the larger question of what makes some stories more memorable than others. Working individually and collaboratively with your classmates, you will learn how to evaluate stories, provide feedback, and use the feedback you receive to redraft your stories. Unleash your creativity this winter, and get ahead with your writing.

Two weeks: January 10 - January 21

Classes run Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 1 pm. Enrolled students are expected to spend between two to three hours daily working on their projects independently.

This is an interactive online class via Zoom and requires a reliable internet connection.

Early Bird Fees: EGP 3,000

Normal Fees: EGP 3,500

Anyone age 15-19 with an interest in writing

  • Oral and Written Communication: Express your ideas orally and in writing.
  • Critical Thinking and Reading: Analyze the literary needs and interests of your target audience and evaluate stories.
  • Teamwork: Provide constructive feedback to, collaborate with and support other participants in the class.
  • Knowledge Outcomes: Learn the basic elements of a story and rhetorical analysis.

Fluency in English

  • Laptop, tablet or phone
  • Reliable internet connection (ADSL)
  • Note-taking tools: pencils/pens/paper

    Aliaa Hamad
    Full-time faculty, theme leader, and writing minor advisor at AUC’s Department of Rhetoric and Composition

    Aliaa Hamad is full-time faculty, theme leader, and writing minor advisor at AUC’s Department of Rhetoric and Composition where she has taught various writing courses. Hamad holds a BA in English literature, an MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) from AUC, and a PhD in linguistics. She was awarded the Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching by AUC’s School of Continuing Education in 2014. Her first book Be Careful What You Wish For, a collection of short stories and vignettes, was published in 2017.

    Reason

    Date

    Terms

    Program cancellation due to the Coronavirus situation Three weeks prior to the program start date 100 percent refund of program fees
    Course cancellation due to low enrollment  Three weeks prior to the program start date 100 percent refund of program fees

    Medical withdrawal

    Prior to the program start date

    100 percent refund of program fees

    Visa denial

    One week prior to the program start date

    100 percent refund of program fees