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.

Deep Revision Retreat

Adult Arts Program

Join Katey Schultz for a week-long writing retreat focused on deep revision. This is a fully-immersive, facilitated writing residency that blends traditional instruction with self-guided writing time, with the end goal of revising a large portion of a full or partial manuscript.

Program dates:
Sunday, April 2, 2017 to Saturday, April 8, 2017

Writers Retreat

Adult Arts Program

Join us in 2017 to celebrate the 12th year of Interlochen’s Writers Retreat and spend four days writing new material in the genre of your choice, attending craft talks by award-winning faculty, and enjoying lakeside lunches and evening readings while making connections in the literary world.

Program dates:
Monday, June 12, 2017 to Thursday, June 15, 2017

Incubate Your Creative Life

Adult Arts Program

Are you struggling with where your creative work fits within your current lifestyle? This workshop is designed to provide heat and promote development through a three-day process of incubation. 

Program dates:
Monday, June 19, 2017 to Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Crafting Great Content: Best Blogging Practices for Artists and Writers

Adult Arts Program

Take your blog to the next level through hands-on writing exercises, group discussion, and feedback. Explore essential topics and best practices in blogging like managing your "idea flow," defining your audience, developing a conversational writing style and promoting your blog posts.

Program dates: Saturday, July 8, 2017

Fiction Writing Workshop: Style and Narration

Adult Arts Program

In fiction, narrators are key. Whether short story, novel, novella, flash, literary, or genre fiction, narrators establish style and tone. This three-day workshop will focus on stylistic decisions all fiction writers must make. We will provide a supportive and collaborative environment, open to beginners and experienced writers alike.

Program dates:
Monday, July 31, 2017 to Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Memoir Writing Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Open to all skill levels, this week long workshop 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 7, 2017 to Friday, August 11, 2017

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