Summer School - Creative Storytelling and Creative Writing, 2022, Czech Republic

Publish Date: May 22, 2022

Deadline: Jul 25, 2022

Event Dates: from Jul 25, 2022 12:00 to Aug 06, 2022 12:00

“Tell me a story!” Something we all have heard or said so many times. As children, it is through stories we begin to learn how the world works – and that is why we are all so strongly attracted to them. Stories can invite us into an unthinkable reality, they help us learn from the past or even see the future, they offer archetypes of good and evil and can very well play with our imagination as well as logic. A good story can sell everything – not only does this apply to books and movies, but also to everything we do in our professional and personal life. We need a story to design a strong presentation, create an effective post for social media, manage an interview, deliver a business pitch or write an academic essay. While this course focuses on the importance of a story, we will mainly pay attention to the writer (his/her imagination, vocabulary, narrative styles, critical thinking, experience, dreams and memories) – YOU.

Target group
Young professionals and university students with an intermediary level of English.

Course aim
Acquired skills:

  • Mastering the art of storytelling (“Show Don’t Tell” techniques)
  • Thinking imaginatively, creatively with an “outside the box” attitude
  • Writing for the audience with an ability to make them see your point of view
  • Selling your idea, concept or product through a variety of narrative tools and methods (presentation, advertisement, blog, CV, essay, public speech)
  • Enhancing your English vocabulary, composition and writing style


  • Day 1 Tell me a story about you (students will receive some homework before the class starts)
  • Day 2 The importance of a story (historical consequences and their current influence)
  • Day 3 The development of a story (main structure, set-up, characters, plot) + Why every story needs some drama (conflicts, problems, arguments and their solutions) - book writing perspective
  • Day 4 The development of a story (main structure, set-up, characters, plot) + Why every story needs some drama (conflicts, problems, arguments and their solutions) - marketing perspective
  • Day 5 Creative writing techniques (metaphor, hyperbole, oxymoron, plot twist, fiction versus nonfiction writing methods)
  • Day 6 Who, Why, Where and When (why you need more than a “what” in your story)
  • Day 7 Applying storytelling to business presentations
  • Day 8 Applying storytelling to academic essays (argumentative, factual, narrative essays)
  • Day 9 Applying storytelling to online advertisements, social media and blog articles
  • Day 10 Presentation and discussion about your coursework (share a portfolio of your creative writing pieces with the class)

Credits info: 5 EC
You will receive an official Certificate of Attendance upon completion of your course which you may use to show evidence of the skills you have learnt during the course and have the credits accepted by your home university.

Fee info
EUR 850: Course fee includes the application fee, study materials, afternoon/evening social activities and events during the week, barbecue and a welcome drink. Other expenses, such as meals, accommodation, insurance, personal expenses, extra activities (such as trips outside town over the weekend) are not included in the price.

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Host Countries

Czech Republic