The Governor’s School offers a free, virtual two-day summer retreat for English teachers.

Thank you to everyone who signed up and showed interest in our virtual summer teacher retreats! Registration is currently closed, but if you would like to be the first to receive details on our future professional development opportunities, please email to be added to our Outreach mailing list!

The retreat offers a number of virtual creative writing sessions with practicing, published writers who are long-time faculty members at the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities.

Participants will: 

  • Learn successful workshop strategies to effectively incorporate creative writing into the ELA classroom.
  • Develop useful writing prompts.
  • Find out about new reading selections.
  • Receive a professional development certificate upon successful completion

Participants will need internet access and microphone/camera capacity. 

English teachers participating in retreat


Middle and high school English teachers in South Carolina. 


June 12–13, 2020


This free retreat will be offered online. Details will be emailed upon registration.

How To Register

To register, contact Elizabeth Henderson, Coordinator of

About the SCGSAH Creative Writing Program

Designed by professional, practicing writers, the Creative Writing Program offers young writer the opportunity to learn the value of craft, concentrating on sound writing techniques in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and screenwriting. Students learn and evolve in a creative and supportive environment under the daily guidance of published, experienced mentors. Learn more.

About the Governor's School's Outreach Programs

As a part of the Governor’s School’s mission to serve as a resource to teachers across the state, the Office of Outreach provides professional development opportunities to enrich arts education in South Carolina. Learn more.