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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Arts Boarding School

Creative Writing Major

Online Arts Programs

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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

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

A graphic from the United Nations honoring Interlochen Arts Academy's Community Service Impact Award winners.
Arts Academy students earn national and state awards for community service impact

Soph Stentz, Elizabeth Xakellis, and Aanya Khairari received recognition from the United Nations Association of the USA and the Michigan Community Service Commission.

Two students in long skirts smile at each other as they hold hands.
An inside look at "Edmonia": A conversation with co-director Laura Osgood Brown

Brown shares about the exciting new set pieces, challenging music, and groundbreaking collaborations that will make this premiere a performance to remember.

Seal Kirtley
Interlochen Arts Academy announces the winner of the 2024 Virginia B. Ball Creative Writing Competition

Seal Kirtley, a junior from Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, has been chosen to receive a full tuition scholarship to attend the Academy as a Creative Writing major.

Creative Writing Events

Creative Writing, Camp Student

Performance Writing & Comics and Graphic Narrative Intensives: Closing Reading

Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 3:30 p.m. ET

The Writing House FREE, no tickets required


Creative Writing, Camp Student

Novel Writing Intensive: Closing Reading

Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 6:30 p.m. ET

The Writing House FREE, no tickets required


Creative Writing, Camp Faculty

Creative Writing Faculty Reading

Friday, June 28, 2024 - 7 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.