Creative Writing Programs for Adults

At Interlochen College of Creative Arts, writers can experience a variety of inspiring workshops and programs. We are located in beautiful northern Michigan, just south of Traverse City.

Live Your Art: Two-Day Creativity Incubator for Artists, Writers and Creative Entrepreneurs

Adult Arts Program

A creativity retreat for writers, thinkers, artists, makers and creative entrepreneurs. Live Your Art is a think-space, laboratory and meeting point for creatives in all disciplines, including anyone troubled by unexpressed creative impulses.

Program dates:
Saturday, January 31, 2015 to Sunday, February 1, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015 to Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Building Your Brand: A Guide to Shameless Self-Promotion

Adult Arts Program

There are myriad affordable ways for individuals to promote their products and services but before you start, you need to be clear about what you are selling, to whom, and with what desired outcome. Join professional illustrator Barb Hranilovich in this one-day workshop to learn tips and tricks to help you identify and hone your personal brand.
Program dates: Thursday, June 11, 2015

Crafting Great Content: Best Blogging Practices for Artists and Writers

Adult Arts Program

Now that you have a blog, what do you write? And, how do you write it in a way that attracts readers? This workshop is for those who already have a blog but are seeking best practices in developing the right titles, managing your "idea flow," defining your audience, developing a conversational writing style, and promoting your blog posts.

Program dates: Saturday, June 13, 2015

Writers Retreat

Adult Arts Program

Spend four days writing new material in the genre of your choice, attending craft talks by award-winning faculty, enjoying lakeside lunches and evening readings, all while making connections in the literary world. Join us in celebrating the 10th year of the Writers Retreat as we add a few special highlights to this beloved program!

Program dates:
Monday, June 15, 2015 to Thursday, June 18, 2015

Writers Retreat Practicum

Adult Arts Program

Curious about the publishing world or need a short critique of your own writing? Join us for the Writers Retreat Practicum and learn tips from published authors on how to take your writing to the next level.

Program dates: Friday, June 19, 2015

Live Your Art: Two-Day Creativity Incubator for Artists, Writers and Creative Entrepreneurs

Adult Arts Program

A creativity retreat for writers, thinkers, artists, makers and creative entrepreneurs. Live Your Art is a think-space, laboratory and meeting point for creatives in all disciplines, including anyone troubled by unexpressed creative impulses.

Program dates:
Saturday, January 31, 2015 to Sunday, February 1, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015 to Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Mystery Writing Intensive

Adult Arts Program

Do you have an idea for a great mystery? Would you like to write a crime novel, but don’t know where to begin? Do you need some time for yourself just to work on these ideas? Join Aaron Stander and accomplices for a four-day retreat that will allow you to consider the basics of crime writing.

Program dates:
Monday, July 6, 2015 to Thursday, July 9, 2015

Beginning Screenwriting Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Do you have a story to tell and the desire to write it in the form of a screenplay? In this workshop, learn the basics of screenwriting including classic three-act structure, effective action lines, believable dialogue, character development, creating effective marketing tools, creativity and craft, and understanding the marketplace. 

Program dates:
Friday, July 10, 2015 to Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Memoir Writing Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Open to all skill levels, this week long retreat examines the place of memoir writing in the genre of nonfiction and will help writers develop specific skills to tell their personal or family stories with a crafted sensibility.

Program dates:
Monday, August 10, 2015 to Friday, August 14, 2015

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