Drakadeemia was founded in 2008 as the first private creative writing school in Estonia. In the first years Drakadeemia offered playwriting courses for beginners. A few years later we expanded to teaching film and prose writing courses, as well as courses where tutors of creative writing could learn their craft. Other courses that have been running in Drakadeemia include production dramaturgy, performance analysis, and adaptation. We offer in-class as well as online courses.
Having started from courses for hobby writers we now offer courses for various skill and experience levels. We still have courses for beginners, but in our collaboration with Estonian Writers’ Union and Estonian Children’s Literature Centre we are also teaching professional writers. Up to today we have about 340 people who have taken part of our courses.
The board of Drakadeemia include Siret Campbell, Mihkel Seeder and Piret Jaaks. They also teach
courses as well as involve other teachers and creative practitioners in the coursework. We have a
volunteer Mihkel Ase who is responsible for our website design and maintenance.
In addition to the courses of Drakadeemia we also want to encourage a development of writers’ community. Drakadeemia is among the first organisations in Estonia who encourage people to take up writing at any stage of their lives and regardless whether their ambition is to get published or to enjoy it as a hobby. Having a place where these writing enthusiasts can come together, exchange contacts, ideas, inspiration and much more, has proved to be very valuable.