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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.
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.
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.
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.
Experience Nature’s Allure
Surrounded by natural beauty, Interlochen offers a bounty of creative inspiration to help develop your imagination.
Creative Writing News
Creative writer Madelyn Dietz and singer-songwriter Calvin Hinds are the 47th and 48th Arts Academy students to receive the prestigious designation.
Creative writing, visual arts, and interdisciplinary arts students received 18 awards, including an American Voices Medal and $3,000 in scholarship funds.
This year’s accolades surpass Interlochen’s strong showing in 2020.