Creative Writing Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Why Take Creative Writing

Immerse yourself in the power of the written word in this program. With the encouragement of our stellar instructors and other young writers, you'll write stories and words that soar off the page as you develop a portfolio of creative writing that you can proudly showcase.

What You'll Learn

During the session, you'll learn how to give and receive constructive feedback with other passionate young writers. All of our instructors are professional writers who are eager to help you shape your portfolio in a way that feels true to your imagination. The program includes:

  • Participating in daily writing classes that include guided reading and writing assignments in fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and playwriting
  • Discussing and critiquing your work in small class sizes 
  • Taking the Creative Writing Forum, which is an opportunity to work with a broader range of instructors in a master class environment
  • Finding creative inspiration from Interlochen's rich natural setting in our Environmental Studies class 
Program Snapshot
Program Length
3 weeks
Program Dates
  • SESSION 1: June 25, 2022 to July 16, 2022
  • SESSION 2: July 17, 2022 to August 7, 2022
Age Range
Intermediate (Grades 6-9)
  • SESSION 1: January 15, 2022
  • SESSION 2: January 15, 2022

Program Highlights

Showcase Reading

The students will participate in a showcase reading in The Writing House Great Room on the last day of the program.

Small Class Sizes

Our classes are kept small so you can get the individualized feedback you need from your instructor and really bond with other young writers.


The Writing House

Your artistic home will be the The Writing House. This comfortable space provides quiet work areas, ample seating for group projects, and a literary publications room with computer and printing stations. Take a 360-degree virtual tour.


Students will contribute work to a print anthology that they can take home at the end of their session to remind them of a productive and inspiring summer.

Meet the Faculty

Our instructors are committed educators and accomplished artists with extensive experience in their disciplines. As mentors, they are dedicated to helping you develop your own unique voice.

All Faculty

Amy Sailer

Instructor of Creative Writing

Having those experiences outside with your friends makes the writing come that much easier.

Tara, Creative Writing

No Better Place

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