Why Study Creative Writing at Interlochen 

Through a group learning experience designed to help writers engage and interact, you'll develop your craft and find your unique voice in a setting where creativity blooms.

Here, you’ll learn from published and professional writers who are also skilled editors. They’ll inspire you to fill the pages, tear them up, and start again. They’ll teach you how to connect with your reader. You’ll discover how to tell stories that resonate—working with passionate fellow writers who’ll lend support and a sounding board.

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A Practical Education  

Leap out of your head and onto the page. Our creative writing programs provide the structure, guidance, and interaction you need to refine your expression and develop productive processes.

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Learn from Top Talent

Learn everything from the fundamentals of narrative and the musicality of the line to the latest experimental techniques and the surest routes toward publication. Our renowned faculty will provide highly-personalized guidance with valuable industry insight.

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Awaken Your Inner Voice

You’ll master command while uncovering your unique style. The immersive and collaborative experience at Interlochen challenges you to become a better writer at every turn. 

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Experience Nature’s Allure

Surrounded by natural beauty, Interlochen offers a bounty of creative inspiration to help develop your imagination.

Creative Writing News

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To be a writer: Visiting author Angela Woodward balances her many roles with grace

Woodward’s wide-ranging pursuit of writing—from encyclopedia entries to award-winning novels—has helped her develop a unique perspective on her occupation.

“Maya,” a Gold Key-winning mixed media work by Visual Arts major Marlene Schwier
Interlochen Arts Academy students excel in 2023 regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

More than 100 students from all seven of the Academy’s artistic disciplines received recognition—including nine of the ten top prizes—in the prestigious competition.

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“Write the book that burns inside of you”: Carmen Maria Machado on finding inspiration in writing

Machado shares about her unique writing practice and offers guidance to young authors.

Creative Writing Events
Feb
1

Creative Writing, Guest Artist

An Evening with Angela Woodward

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. ET

The Writing House FREE, no tickets required

Feb
16

Creative Writing, Academy Student

Red Wheelbarrow Reading

Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. ET

The Writing House FREE, no tickets required

Mar
2

Creative Writing, Academy Student

Red Wheelbarrow Reading

Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. ET

The Writing House FREE, no tickets required