The Prague Summer Program runs for three weeks in July and numbers no more than 30 participants (divided into workshops of no more than 12). There will be three two-and-a-half hour workshops each week and each participant generally gets workshopped twice. In addition, each participant gets a private conference with a member of the faculty. Faculty and guest readings are an important pedagogical aspect of the PSP; all of them are followed by long Q&A sessions which serve as an extension of the workshop (see last summer’s readings series lineup here.) The program also includes tours of Prague, optional field trips, and “lecture walking-tours” on literary and cultural topics to facilitate students’ exploration of the city. We see it as important for our students to have time to write. That is why weekends are generally free.
See last year’s calendar for a closer look at the program structure. Bear in mind that what you don’t see on the schedule are the hours of independent studies, which are often impromptu sessions scheduled on an individual basis; our smaller size allows for extra attention and spontaneity.