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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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

Jack Driscoll
Remembering Jack Driscoll

One of two founding instructors of Interlochen’s Creative Writing Division, Driscoll established many of the division’s enduring traditions and nurtured the talents of thousands of young writers.

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Interlochen Arts Academy students and graduates excel in the 2024 national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Academy-affiliated artists and writers received a total of 16 awards in the nation’s most prestigious recognition program for young creatives.

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“An ode to all my favorite indie movies”: Interlochen Creative Writing instructor Bri Cavallaro co-authors new teen novel about a momentous night at summer camp

Cavallaro shares the cinematic inspiration behind the plot, the joy of her collaborative writing process, and who she’d cast if ‘Sunrise Nights’ was made into a movie.

Creative Writing Events

Creative Writing, Camp Student

High School Creative Writing Reading #1

Friday, July 12, 2024 - 2 p.m. ET

The Writing House FREE, no tickets required


Interdisciplinary Arts, Camp Student

Intermediate Arts Merge: Creative Writing & Theatre Presentation

Friday, July 12, 2024 - 3:30 p.m. ET

Mott 4 FREE, no tickets required


Creative Writing, Camp Student

High School Creative Writing Reading #2

Friday, July 12, 2024 - 3:30 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.