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Writer's Workshop On-Campus & Online 
Summer 2023

On-Campus Enrollment is Now Open!

Intermediate Program
For students entering grades 6-8. 

Senior Program 
For students entering grades 9-12.

We are offering Writer's Workshop On-Campus and Online in Summer 2022, in addition to our traditional literary exploration programs on top college campuses. Aspiring young authors will explore techniques, genres, and styles with our distinguished faculty of published authors and accomplished writers.

Students will come away from Writer's Workshop replete with new ideas, a brimming portfolio, and, most importantly, a refined sense of their own voice.

These sessions will allow students to connect, discuss, and advise each other with group exercises, text sharing, and collective feedback sessions.  Available for students in Grades 6 -8 & Grades 9 - 12.

Writer's Workshop Sessions by Campus

  • Writer's Workshop at Amherst College: July 16 - July 22
  • Writer's Workshop at Stanford University: July 2 - July 8
  • Writer's Workshop Online: July 9 - July 14
  • Writer's Workshop Online (Asia): July 30 - August 4

Emphasizing creativity and skill building, students will work with accomplished writers to hone their craft. Beyond engaging in intensive creation alongside expert faculty.

Please see details for the intermediate and senior programs below.

Writer's Workshop - Intermediate Programs

The Writer's Workshop Intermediate Program will give students the opportunity to try their hand at various genres while learning key skills and writing techniques. Students will learn about character building, dialogue, vivid descriptions, voice, time, and more in poetry, prose and non-fiction writing.

This energizing program features seminars, small group classes and supervised writing time aimed at awakening creative impulses as experienced faculty writers introduce craft techniques. Students will engage with creative writing prompts and exercises aimed to inspire during supervised writing time. Sharing works with teachers and peers will provide constructive critique.

Evenings include special events such as a guest speaker, a reading by a well-known writer, a camp-wide game, or an open mic and “coffeehouse.”

Whether signing up just for a week of writing or adding a session of Great Books too, register now to secure your spot.

Writer's Workshop - Senior Programs 

The Writer's Workshop Senior Program provides an intensive atmosphere dedicated to either generating new work or honing existing projects. Days begin with a seminar aimed at awakening creative impulses and nuancing craft. Supervised writing time follows before students head to lunch. Refueled and refreshed, they then proceed to workshop: two hours of critical engagement with one another's work, divided into small groups determined by genre and led by an experienced faculty member.

Evenings include special events such as a guest speaker, a reading by a well-known writer, a camp-wide game, or an open mic and “coffeehouse.”

Students who enroll in the Writer's Workshop Senior Program will choose one of the following program tracks in which to develop their work. 

Fiction: The Fiction track focuses on key elements of prose fiction including point of view, style, the play and pause of time, character building, dialogue, and vivid descriptions.  Students build a portfolio of "starter" writing projects as they engage with creative prompts and exercises aimed at helping them produce new work that can be built upon in the future. As they hone their craft, students gain the skills necessary to both develop and to revise and edit their own pieces while workshopping with peers.

Non-Fiction: The Non-Fiction track will focus on the art of the personal essay. Students will explore the creative potential of essay writing by reading a variety of non-fiction writing and examining expository, argumentative, and narrative essay forms.  Using these examples and fun classroom exercises, students learn the essential building blocks of structure, expression, vivid description and more.  This is an especially good workshop for students wishing to cultivate the skills necessary to write a powerful college admissions essay.

Poetry: The Poetry track will focus on generating writing that explores poetic language, including cadence, rhythm, visual texture, and meaning. Students will examine the potential of poetic language compared to more traditional prose forms. At the end of the week, students will have written new material, developed ways of talking about their own work and the work of others, and learned strategies for revision.

In all Writer's Workshop tracks, faculty and peers will provide critically engaged feedback for student work.

Love Books and Writing?

Register solely for Writer's Workshop or, better yet, add a week of seminar and discussion to your Great Books experience! Apply today!

Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates for Online are $795 per week. Tuition includes a non-refundable deposit of $95.  You can attend up to 6 weeks of online programs. Save $50 for every additional session when you join us for more than one week.

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