Summer Creative Writing

Do you find yourself constantly scribbling ideas for poems and stories into your notebook? Would you rather read than watch reality television? Do you love the feel of a book in your hands? All of the above? Well, face it. You're probably a writer. And as a writer, our Creative Writing Discovery and Academy summer programs give you the attention and guidance you deserve. Led by practicing, published writers, you'll spend an intensive two weeks creating fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction—all in a constructive, supportive atmosphere. You'll write every day. You'll read every day. And you'll learn more about writing than you ever have. Best of all, you'll gain a new appreciation for what it is to not only write, but write well.

Discovery - June 17 - 30, 2018

During the two-week session, emerging writers are encouraged to discover their talents in poetry and fiction through daily workshop sessions, during which they share original compositions for critique. Under the tutelage of published, practicing writers, students compose poems and stories, then submit them for peer review in a relaxed, positive workshop setting. In addition, the Discovery writers expand their knowledge of contemporary authors and expand their critical vocabulary through a variety of reading materials. At the end of the Discovery session, students present their works at a pair of public readings. Students must be legal resident of South Carolina to apply. Tuition is $950 which includes a $50 non-refundable deposit. View the Application and Portfolio Requirements.

Academy - July 8 - 21, 2018

During the two-week Academy session, creative writing students participate daily in a workshop-based curriculum, focusing on poetry and fiction. Student-writers compose original poems and stories during the session - under the tutelage of published, practicing writers - and submit these pieces for peer review in a positive workshop setting. In addition, the creative writers are required to read constantly during the two weeks and discuss what they’ve read, expanding their knowledge of contemporary writers, as well as their critical vocabulary. At the end of the Academy session, students present their works at a pair of public readings. Students must be legal resident of South Carolina to apply. Tuition is $950 which includes a $50 non-refundable deposit. View the Application and Portfolio Requirements.