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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.

Summer Arts Camp

Creative Writing Camps

Arts Boarding School

Creative Writing Major

Online Arts Programs

Virtual Instruction

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

It’s time to uncover your unique style. The immersive and collaborative experience at Interlochen challenges you to become a better writer at every turn, perfecting the techniques and exploring the themes that define your authorial voice. 

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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

Emily Pickering
Arts Academy senior Emily Pickering named 2024 Coca-Cola Scholar

The creative writing major is one of just 150 students selected from a pool of more than 100,000 applicants to receive the prestigious $20,000 scholarship.

A smiling student wearing a green shirt strides down a sidewalk on Interlochen's campus.
Students speak: Is Interlochen a good school?

Two Interlochen Arts Academy seniors weigh in on academic classes, instructor quality, and more.

Arts Academy Creative Writing students and Foyle Young Poets of the Year commended poets Mari Farrand and Noah Ma.
Interlochen Arts Academy students selected as Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award commended poets

Creative Writing majors Mari Farrand and Noah Ma are among the 100 young poets from around the world chosen to receive honors in the prestigious, United Kingdom-based award.

Creative Writing Events
Apr
10

Creative Writing, Guest Artist

An Evening with Karen Russell

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall FREE, no tickets required

Apr
19

Creative Writing, Academy Student

Screenwriting Reading

Friday, April 19, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. ET

The Writing House FREE, no tickets required

May
1

Creative Writing, Guest Artist

Red Wheelbarrow Reading

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. ET

The Writing House FREE, no tickets required

See what you can experience at Interlochen.

Come to a place where creatives thrive—and see how your unique journey unfolds. Plan your visit, request more information, or apply/register to an Interlochen Center for the Arts program today.