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Welcome to the School of Writers: if you like to write, read or simply share your literary concerns, you are sure to feel at home. And is that, since 2003, School of Writers is a meeting and learning space for Spanish-speaking writers from all over the world, a place where they can grow with the security of always receiving the support and guidance of the best teachers. What do we teach at the School of Writers? The craft of writer. How? With a perfectly structured methodology in courses designed so that, through writing, reading and commenting on texts, you acquire the techniques and resources of the trade, with theoretical materials of first quality and the best team of teachers specialized in the teaching of creative writing.

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Where? Throughout the world through the Internet, but also in Madrid, Zaragoza, Burgos, in your company, wherever there is someone who wants to write. In addition, in order not to stop writing and sharing the experience of living writing, we call contests, participation initiatives, courses at international level, we organize conferences and meetings with some of the most important writers of the moment, in which we invite you to participate.

But let's go by parts: School of Writers was created in June of 2003, although to know the complete history we have to go back more, to October 2000, when the Madrid Writing Workshop opens its first groups on the Internet. Coordinated then by Isabel Cañelles - and with the invaluable support of Enrique Páez - the courses on the Internet pass, in just three years, those first two very small groups that started this adventure, to become a reference of teaching creative writing at a distance .

In 2003 the School of Writers became independent and began to grow. In addition to developing the most complete offer of courses on the Internet, these are soon accompanied by our courses in Madrid that are taught at our headquarters in Covarrubias 1, by the Business Courses section and the Text Correction Service. In the last years we have written the most complete subjects for each of our courses, we have also opened our offices in Burgos and Zaragoza, entered the European Association of Creative Writing Programs (EACWP) of which School of Writers is a founding member and , at the moment, also a coordinating center, we have established alliances and programs of teacher exchange with some of the most important schools in Spain, Europe and Latin America, from which emerges one of our most important courses: Novel Itinerary, we have developed a virtual campus of last generation that allows our groups on the Internet to operate with dynamics of work and participation almost identical to those of a face-to-face course. Anyway, we have not stopped.

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But if anything we are proud in the School of Writers is our teachers. As you can see just by keeping an eye on the team of the School, we are a large and expert group of very different people from all corners of the Spanish-speaking world, to which we attach two characteristics not casual: the passion for teaching and the fact of being ourselves also writers. In the School we believe that in order to teach it is not essential to be a great writer (the main thing is to be a great teacher), but it is important to know in the first person the avatars of the trade. In addition, the vast majority of our teachers have been students before, in this or other schools and workshops, so they know closely the learning processes that have helped them grow as writers and improve their texts.

If your illusion is to train as a writer, initiate in the secrets and techniques this difficult and exciting occupation, the School will not disappoint you. We can not promise you success, not the thousands of readers, nor the discomforts of fame, that literary glory that some confuse with being a writer, but we can guarantee you a solid, complete and well structured formation. The rest will be yours: it will depend on you, your vocation, your will, your work, what you have to tell, also what you call talent and that we all have to some extent and that, in the School, we care about cultivating and stimulating.

A lot of students have passed through our classrooms since our inception and many of them publish regularly, have won important literary awards or are teachers, journalists, critics, etc. Others simply write better every day and enjoy doing it. Enjoy the way, that's the key, every minute in class with your teacher and your classmates, every moment at home, with the pen in hand or in front of the computer screen, creating, writing, every good time reading with the texts that the teacher will recommend you. Enjoying at least as much as we do, at School, we enjoy teaching.

This school offers programs in:
  • Spanish

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Programmes

This school also offers:


Creative Writing Course

Online Part time September 2018 Spain Spain Online

Writing is a craft that can be learned. If you want to write, you can, but first you must know the techniques of an office as old as the man: the storyteller. Because a story can take many forms: a story or a novel, yes, but also a conference, an advertisement or a biography. [+]

Workshop Description

Writing is a craft that can be learned. If you want to write, you can, but first you must know the techniques of an office as old as the man: the storyteller. Because a story can take many forms: a story or a novel, yes, but also a conference, an advertisement or a biography.

The agenda of Creative writing which we debuted during this academic year has been elaborated by Enrique Páez, one of the pioneers of the teaching of creative writing in Spain. Enrique knows that the first step to writing a story is ... to start writing. Overcoming the fears associated with creating, releasing the imagination and knowing the techniques that allow you to express your talent (the characters, the construction of the scene, the visibility, the narrator, the time ...) are the objectives of this course. With your writing unleashed and the mastery of narrative techniques, the time will come to manipulate and transcend them.... [-]


Short Story Course

Online Part time October 2018 Spain Spain Online

Our world moves to flashes and with small stories that form a whole, and the short story is no less. In this course of initiation we will learn techniques and tricks very useful to provide our brief stories of strength and depth. Count a lot with very little. Suggest. Impacting the reader and catching him. Through the writing and analysis of the texts (own and those of other authors) the student will discover their own style and preferences while evolving as a writer. [+]

Workshop Description

Our world moves to flashes and with small stories that form a whole, and the short story is no less. In this course of initiation we will learn techniques and tricks very useful to provide our brief stories of strength and depth. Count a lot with very little. Suggest. Impacting the reader and catching him. Through the writing and analysis of the texts (own and those of other authors) the student will discover their own style and preferences while evolving as a writer.

The subject of the Short Story course is written in collaboration with our teachers specialized in the genre of the tale, such as Angel Zapata, Javier Sagarna, Aixa de la Cruz, Paula Lapido, Ignacio Ferrando, Alfonso Fernandez Burgos Matías Candeira, Juan Carlos Márquez, Mariana Torres and Juan Gómez Bárcena, among others.... [-]


Course In Black Genre

Online Part time September 2018 Spain Spain Online

Since Stieg Larsson published the Millennium saga, the adepts to the genre have not stopped growing. Readers, publishers, booksellers: all in search of the same: the black novel. But what is a black novel nowadays? What are the keys to writing dark stories? Is it possible to dispense with the police investigation in a text called "negro"? [+]

With Marcelo Luján

Workshop Description

Since Stieg Larsson published the Millennium saga, the adepts to the genre have not stopped growing. Readers, publishers, booksellers: all in search of the same: the black novel. But what is a black novel nowadays? What are the keys to writing dark stories? Is it possible to dispense with the police investigation in a text called "negro"?

We believe - and we have proof of this - that there is a new way of telling reality. We believe that the rise for "the black" does not directly refer to the classic histories of detective research. The Greek tragedy - Oedipus Rey, for example - is usually a narrative plagued by darkness, without the strict necessity of resorting to research. That is, evil occurs - evil exists - prior to the discovery of the killer. And it is this aspect that interests us, because it breaks with the traditional canons. Everything that has to do with evil, attracts us. As readers but also as writers.... [-]


Effective Writing Course

Online Part time September 2018 Spain Spain Online

This workshop is a runway for people wishing to improve their writing, either because their work requires it, for their studies (administrative, translators, university students, opponents ...) or because they want to get started in literary creation. [+]

Workshop Description

This workshop is a runway for people wishing to improve their writing, either because their work requires it, for their studies (administrative, translators, university students, opponents ...) or because they want to get started in literary creation. It provides the necessary grammatical and stylistic notions so that the student acquires a solid formal basis that allows him to confidently face the writing of any type of text.

In the course both native speakers and foreigners can participate from a level C1 in Spanish.

Functioning

The courses are taught in our virtual Campus and can be followed from anywhere and at any time. Each unit the teacher comments on all the texts in a written report, in which besides making a personalized comment to each student, makes a global commentary, focused on the theme of the unit and complemented by what was discussed in the group along unit. ... [-]


Poetry Course

Online Part time October 2018 Spain Spain Online

This workshop will provide us with the fundamental keys to understanding poetry and poetic writing. We will be based on the reading and analysis of poets of reference in the contemporary, at the same time, discovering our own voice, its rhythm, its structure, its way of being made and of being said. [+]

Workshop Description

This workshop will provide us with the fundamental keys to understanding poetry and poetic writing. We will be based on the reading and analysis of poets of reference in the contemporary, at the same time, discovering our own voice, its rhythm, its structure, its way of being made and of being said.

In order to do this, it will be proposed during the course of practice on the poem from the first day: how to face the blank page, how to find the right mold for the expression of meaning, how to let the text rest and then rewrite it and finally we can perform that intense work of language that is the poem. The learning will be completed with the writing of your own texts so that during the process, and from an appropriate theoretical framework, you can find your own voice.... [-]


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Covarrubias 1
Madrid, Community of Madrid, 28010 ES
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