Creative Writing Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Immerse yourself in the world of poetry and fiction during our three-week creative writing program for grades 6-9. Guided by teachers who are also professional writers, you will develop a portfolio of poems and stories, and learn how to give and receive constructive feedback.

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
June 27, 2015 to July 18, 2015
July 19, 2015 to August 10, 2015
Tuition: $4,935
Age range: Grades 6-9

We are no longer accepting applications for this summer 2014 program. Join our mailing list to receive information about summer 2015 programs.

During the three-week sessions, students spend their days in The Writing House, a beautiful and inspiring space built specifically to meet the needs of young writers. View 360-degree virtual tour

Your daily writing classes will include guided reading and writing assignments, discussion, and critique. You will also take part in the Creative Writing Forum, which is an opportunity to work on a variety of projects with each of the writing instructors. Small class sizes and individualized mentorship provide opportunities to work closely with instructors and other students who share your passion for writing.

Enrich your experience with three elective classes, which may be selected from a variety of arts areas. Playwriting may also be taken as an elective.

Students will be given notebooks and pencils. Laptops are optional. Students who bring a computer should also bring a USB flash drive to facilitate printing. iPads are not recommended.

How to Apply

This program does not require a portfolio. It enrolls on a first-come, first-served basis, so early application is advised. Apply online

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