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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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

A sculpture from Arts Academy student Quoc Bui’s Gold Key-winning entry, “Fite.”
Interlochen Arts Academy students shine in 2022 regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Eighty-four students from all seven artistic disciplines received accolades in the West Central Michigan region of the prestigious national arts competition.

Is an arts boarding school right for you?
Is an arts boarding school right for you?

Interlochen Arts Academy leadership answer the top-five questions prospective students ask us to determine if they’re ready to live and learn away from home.

Creative Writing Events
Feb
2

Creative Writing, Guest Artist

An Evening with John Murillo

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. EST

The Writing House FREE, no tickets required

Mar
3

Creative Writing, Academy Student

Red Wheelbarrow Reading

Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. EST

The Writing House FREE, no tickets required

Mar
16

Creative Writing, Guest Artist

An Evening with Emily Pittinos

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. EST

The Writing House FREE, no tickets required