18 May-25 June. The seventh edition of the annual Institute of Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Rome's John Cabot University offers four graduate courses in creative writing from 18 May to 25 June. The workshops specialise in poetry, fiction writing, literary translation, and the study of literature for creative writers.
The institute's 2016 writer in residence is Susan Minot, the award-winning American novelist, short-story writer, poet and screenwriter.
The summer creative writing faculty include poet and creative writing professor David Keplinger; Michael Carroll, award-winning fiction writer Michael Carroll; novelist, nonfiction author and creative writing professor Elizabeth Geoghegan; and poet and translator Elena Buia Rutt.
Since its inception in 2009, the institute has established itself as a thriving literary point of reference in Rome, hosting poets, novelists and writers in its year-round reading series which focuses on the work of the writers in residence. It holds workshops in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and literary translation, and offers literature courses designed specifically for writers, taught by leading faculty from around the world.
The writers in residence interact directly with students through classes, public readings of their work, lectures and round-table discussions. Founding director Carlos Dews describes the institute’s goal to become “the essential location for creative writers across the globe to come and develop their writing skills, under the guidance of our faculty and distinguished writers in residence.”
For more details and to see complete list of upcoming literary events see the institute's website.