Writers Institute

For High School Students

Writing Action Day

Each fall, the Writers Institute and the English Department offer workshop sessions for high school seniors who visit campus for the day. Parents and teachers are invited as well, and a nationally known writer speaks on the writing process and answers student questions. Recent workshops have been given in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, playwriting, screenwriting, journalism, sports writing, memoir and the college essay.

Learn more about Writing Action Day and register to attend.

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
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A Student's Perspective

Follow a first-year creative writing major through an Intro to Fiction workshop class. Read Ryan Rickrode's blog. More »

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