Welcome to Literary London!

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Join us for 2023--rolling admissions until full!

Lit London is taking a vacation in 2024, so apply for 2023!

Welcome to Literary London 2023!

Live and learn in London! Walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps. See great plays at the Globe Theatre. Study avant-garde art at the Tate Modern. Read in the British Library or Hyde Park. Tour the East End’s rich cultural heritage!

We have gained an excellent reputation for offering a comprehensive, genuinely enriching academic and cultural experience in London and Stratford since 2006.
Our students take new classes that blend literary and cultural study together carefully over 6 weeks, usually mid-May to end-June. We explore different literary themes special to London each year, and take full advantage of an exciting mix of exhibitions, heritage sites, museums, theater performances, author readings, talks, and tours.                                      

You might read Monica Ali’s Brick Lane, take a walking tour of London’s diverse neighborhoods, sample local curry, and then go see a cutting-edge Shakespeare play performed by a Pakistani theater company at the Globe. Learn about the importance of the Roman for the art, culture, and literature of the Tudor era. Read Jane Austen’s novels and explore Georgian culture and society on site in Bath. Or hear contemporary authors discuss how the streets of London have shaped the setting of their novels and short stories. 

Join us for an exciting London cultural immersion that will be one of the highlights of your college learning experience—we look forward to having you on board in the coming year!

Program Overview:

  • Earn 7 Miami University credits in 6 weeks. Courses satisfy a range of Miami Plan, English credits, and other requirements, including the Humanities Global Perspectives requirement. 
  • Take your choice of a selection of literature/creative writing classes taught only by Miami University professors. This is what we do!
  • Students from all majors and other universities welcome!
  • We enroll about 20 students each year, keeping the group an ideal size for conversation and engagement.
  • Literary London is an official Miami workshop program housed in the English Department.

General Program Inquiries 


Director, Kaara L. Peterson, Literature, English Department

Associate Director, James Bromley, Literature, English Department

Assistant Director, Margaret Luongo, Creative Writing, English Department