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 student named 2023 National Merit Scholarship semifinalist

Elizabeth Keller, a creative writing major, is among the 16,000 high school seniors recognized by the prestigious national competition.

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Interlochen Arts Academy welcomes new faculty for 2022-23 academic year

The school’s new teaching artists and scholars include operatic soprano Jennifer Cresswell, published poet Karynna McGlynn, and filmmaker Dan Tice.

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Win a full-tuition creative writing scholarship to Interlochen Arts Academy

Young writers in grades 8-11 are invited to apply to Interlochen Arts Academy’s renowned creative writing program to compete for a full-tuition scholarship funded by the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation.

Creative Writing Events

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Friday, October 7, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Corson Auditorium Full $33; Student $17


Music, Academy Student


Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 2 p.m. ET

Corson Auditorium Closed performance. Only open to Arts Academy families.


Creative Writing, Guest Artist

An Evening with Anne-Marie Oomen

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET

The Writing House FREE, no tickets required