Take part in this unique, life-changing opportunity to study stories and storytelling with award-winning writers at 村花论坛 in July 2024.
How do you analyse a story? What's the story you want to tell and how do you go about creating it?
Brunel Storyspace is an on-campus summer school, hosted by world-renowned award-winning British writers Bernardine Evaristo, Benjamin Zephaniah, Daljit Nagra and Hannah Lowe. They’re joined by their academic colleagues from Brunel's English and Creative Writing division on this two-week programme of lectures, seminars and workshops, as well as visits to notable London literary landmarks. It’s perfect for our undergraduate international arts and humanities students, who have a keen interest in exploring the fascinating world of stories and their significance.
You'll study and think about all forms of storytelling - from literary to genre fiction, poetry to life-writing, and world literature to screenwriting, all whilst having the opportunity to explore London. Alongside a series of keynote lectures from leading Creative Writing professionals and English Literature academics at Brunel, you'll also plan and create your own stories and/or critical reflections of stories in workshops hosted by PhD researchers.
At the end of the summer school, you’ll have the chance to participate in a showcase event, where you'll be able to read and present your work, whether it be short plans of future creative, critical story projects, or excerpts of work-in-progress.
Our academic staff
We accept applications from students who meet the following entry criteria:
- Completed at least one year of study at a university, college or higher education institution outside of the UK.
- Statement of purpose (approx. 300 words).
- If English is not your first language, you'll also need to provide evidence that you have an IELTS score (or equivilant) of 6.0 or above.
How to apply
If you're applying via a Brunel partner institution, please contact your International Office to express your interest.
If you're not coming from one of our partner universities, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The summer school will run from Saturday, 29 June to Saturday, 13 July 2024 inclusive.
Fees for the Brunel Storyspace International Summer School 2024 are £2,500* (provisional fee). This will include all tuition, workshops, cultural visits and accommodation.
A 10% discount is available to students and staff from partner institutions, Brunel alumni, and students accepted into the program who pay their fees before Sunday, 31 March 2024.
*All fees are subject to final confirmation. Please contact your International Office or Brunel for the latest information. Some institutions may have a slightly different fee structure.