The Writing Symposium will return to FIS for the fourth time this April 2020. The Symposium is a week-long series of Creative Writing and Art workshops with industry professionals, that results in a published book for student participants.
The course will be taught bilingually (through German and English). During the week, a group of English-speaking students will work with author Ross Raisin, while a group of German-speaking students will work with author Katrin McClean. Both groups will participate in a series of workshops with the authors based around a central theme.
Parallel to the writing workshops, a group of art students will work with the Scoventa design team creating artwork and designing the book cover. Completed stories will then be published by Scoventa Verlag Publishing as a paperback collection.
"This is an extraordinary opportunity to collaborate with award-winning authors and publishing professionals in the designing and creation of a book," says FIS Writing Center Teacher, Aodhnait Donnelly, who introduced the Symposium at FIS in 2016.
The opportunity is open to FIS students in Grades 9-12 and does not come at any extra cost. Interested students should have a look at the details and videos on the Symposium website and then complete an online application form here.
The closing date for applications is 20 February 2020. The course will run from the 20-24 April, 2020.
Copies of last year's book Borders/Grenzen can be purchased in the ABC Book Store or the Upper School Library.