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

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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

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

Lucy Lombardo
Interlochen Arts Academy announces the winner of the 2023 Virginia B. Ball Creative Writing Competition

Lucy Lombardo, an eighth grader from Honeoye, New York, has been selected to receive a full-tuition scholarship to attend Interlochen Arts Academy as a Creative Writing major.

Ruth Abramovitz, Mariae Broome, Elizabeth Keller, and Rachel Lang
Interlochen Arts Academy students selected as 2023 Presidential Scholars candidates

The four nominees include two general candidates and two Presidential Scholar in the Arts finalists.

A cool photo of author Angela Woodward. She wears a dark striped shirt and a beaded necklace. The photo has a cool double exposure effect.
To be a writer: Visiting author Angela Woodward balances her many roles with grace

Woodward’s wide-ranging pursuit of writing—from encyclopedia entries to award-winning novels—has helped her develop a unique perspective on her occupation.

Creative Writing Events

Reading, Guest Artist

A Conversation with Ross Gay

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Corson Auditorium


Creative Writing, Academy Student

Screenwriting Reading

Friday, April 14, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. ET

The Writing House FREE, no tickets required


Creative Writing, Academy Student

Red Wheelbarrow Reading

Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. ET

The Writing House FREE, no tickets required