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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Interlochen Arts Academy students earn National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Creative writing, visual arts, and interdisciplinary arts students received 18 awards, including an American Voices Medal and $3,000 in scholarship funds.

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Arts Academy students receive an unprecedented 358 awards in the 2021 regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

This year’s accolades surpass Interlochen’s strong showing in 2020.

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Interlochen Arts Academy students receive prestigious poetry awards

Madelyn Dietz was appointed a National Student Poet, the highest honor for youth poets in the United States, and Maia Siegel is a winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, the largest international poetry competition for 11 to 17-year-olds.

Creative Writing Events
May
19

Creative Writing, Academy Student

Creative Writing Senior Recital Reading #1

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 7 p.m.

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall FREE, no tickets required

May
20

Creative Writing, Academy Student

Creative Writing Senior Recital Reading #2

Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 7 p.m.

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall FREE, no tickets required

May
27

Creative Writing, Academy Student

Creative Writing Reading

Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 4 p.m.

The Writing House FREE, no tickets required