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Summer Advanced Writers Workshops

2015 Dates: July 5-11

The Writers Workshop at Susquehanna University provides some of the nation's most talented high school writers with the opportunity to work in intensive, small-group workshops headed by nationally recognized authors. The Writers Workshop features workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. Class sizes are limited to 15 students to ensure personal attention and individual conferencing.

2012 SWW classFor a week, Summer Writers Workshop participants are completely immersed in the world of creative writing, while living on Susquehanna University’s beautiful rural Pennsylvania campus with other high school poets and fiction writers. At nights, students attend readings by professional authors as well as hold their own readings, accompanied by pizza, in the residence halls. The faculty not only help students with their writing, they also talk to them about what it means to be a working author, everything from developing regular work habits, to overcoming writers block, to what it’s like to sign a contract and see your own book appear on the shelves at your local library or Barnes and Noble.  

In recent years, The Princeton Review chose the Susquehanna University Summer Writers Workshop as one of the coolest summer camp activities for American teenagers.

Who Can Apply:

Experienced writers entering 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2015 are eligible to attend the 2015 Writers Workshop. To be considered for acceptance, students must submit a workshop application, a teacher/counselor recommendation, and a non-returnable writing portfolio containing 5-6 poems or 6-8 pages of fiction/creative nonfiction. 


All applications must be received prior to May 1.  


2015 Summer Writers Workshop Brochure


All acceptance notifications will be sent no later than May 15.

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