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

Karyna McGlynn
Karyna McGlynn to join Interlochen as Director of Creative Writing

The award-winning writer, educator, and visual artist will join Interlochen from Christian Brothers University, where she currently serves as associate professor of creative writing and literature.

Interlochen Arts Academy senior creative writing student Avery Gendler
Interlochen Arts Academy student Avery Gendler honored in the Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum’s 2022 literary contest

Gendler placed first in the contest’s grades 11-12 category for her sonnet, ‘A Playlist, or a Sonnet Crown.’

Creative writing student Simone Chaney and film & new media student Angela Kwak
Two Interlochen students selected as finalists in the 2022 Gen Z Critics Contest

Interlochen Arts Academy seniors Angela Kwak and Simone Chaney were honored by professional film critics from organizations such as the New York Film Critics Circle and the Boston Society of Film Critics.

Creative Writing Events
Jul
7

Creative Writing, Camp Faculty

Reading, Q&A, and Book Signing with Thirii Myo Kyaw Mint and Dennis James Sweene

Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 6 p.m. ET

The Writing House FREE, no tickets required

Jul
12

Music, Camp Faculty, Camp Student, Featured Artist

Interlochen "Collage"

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Kresge Auditorium $33 Full, $16 Student

Jul
13

Creative Writing, Camp Student

High School Short Play Festival

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET

The Writing House FREE, no tickets required