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.
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.
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.
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.
Experience Nature’s Allure
Surrounded by natural beauty, Interlochen offers a bounty of creative inspiration to help develop your imagination.
Creative Writing News
The school’s new and visiting teaching artists include Broadway veteran Justin Lee Miller, playwright Oren Safdie, former Minnesota Orchestra concertmaster Jorja Fleezanis, and indie rock band Fun. member Andrew Dost.
Young writers in grades 8-11 are invited to apply to Interlochen’s renowned creative writing program by October 31, 2021.
The school’s popular annual multidisciplinary showcase will take place Friday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m.