Each summer, aspiring young writers from all over the world come to Interlochen to hone their craft. You will study and create poetry, fiction and plays, working under the apprenticeship of professional writers and alongside other students who share your passion for writing. Choose your program:
Interlochen is located in northern Michigan, where generations of writers have found inspiration on our scenic, lakefront campus. The creative writing department is located in The Writing House, which is a sunny, comfortable building uniquely designed for the study and practice of writing. View 360-degree tour
Because Interlochen offers summer programs in a number of art forms, creative writing students have the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by numerous presentations in music, dance, film, theatre, and visual arts, by fellow students, faculty, and renowned guest artists.
We are currently accepting submissions for the Virginia B. Ball Creative Writing Competition, which is an opportunity to win a $30,000 scholarship to Interlochen Arts Academy for the 2015-16 school year.