Writers Institute

For High School Students

Creative Writing Day

On Monday, November 3rd, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Writers Institute will host a day of workshops, readings, and information sessions for high school juniors and seniors on the campus of Susquehanna University.  Lunch is included, and parents and teachers are also welcome.

Susquehanna has a creative writing major that currently enrolls 167 undergraduate students taught by six nationally-recognized writers and supported by a visiting writers series. Choose the workshop you most want to attend and come prepared to be immersed in creative writing at Susquehanna.

Workshops available:
Short story
Sports journalism
College writing

Registrations must be submitted no later than October 30, 2014. To register complete this online registration form.  Contact program assistant Codie Nevil Sauers at nevil@susqu.edu with questions about the day. 

Summer Advanced Writers Workshops

2015 Dates: To be announced

An exciting weeklong experience now in its 27th summer, the Writers Workshop at Susquehanna University provides America's most talented high school writers with the opportunity to work in intensive, small-group workshops headed by nationally recognized authors. One of only 27 programs selected by Early College Programs 2003 as a Best Value in Summer College Programs for High School Students, the Writers Workshop features workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry.

The Writers Workshop is open to experienced writers entering 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2015.

Learn more about Susquehanna's Summer Advanced Writers Workshops.

The Apprentice Writer

The Apprentice Writer publishes poems, stories and personal essays by high school students from a twenty-state area. It has a circulation of 11,000 and is distributed each September. In its 31st year, it is edited and produced, in part, by Susquehanna writing students.

Excerpts from The Apprentice Writer
Submission Guidelines


A Student's Perspective

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