National Academy of Writing to link with Cambridge Uni

National Academy of Writing to link with Cambridge Uni

Sir Michael Holroyd, Sophie Hannah and Ion Trewin are among the literary figures set to teach students as part of a new partnership between The National Academy of Writing and Cambridge University.
 
NAW patrons from the literary world will be offering their expertise to students at Pembroke College during a 2013 summer school creative writing course programme.
 
Lectures will look at the challenge of creating readable narrative from real lives; the distinction between genre and ‘literary’ writing; the challenges of adapting novels for the screen; and the lessons for all writers to be learned from the disciplines of poetry.
 
Richard Beard, author and NAW director, said: “World class authors and literary figures will share their experience of different approaches to writing, presenting students with a valuable opportunity to learn creative techniques from highly successful practitioners.

"Our partnership with Pembroke College is reflective of our commitment to promoting best practice in creative writing to young people and aspiring writers.”