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Writers Workshop Named Among the Best in the World

October 10, 2007

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The Princeton Review says the Writers Workshop at Susquehanna University is one of the 500 best ways for teens to spend the summer. The workshop is one of only 13 programs from Pennsylvania – and the only one specific to creative writing – listed in the guide book, which includes summer destinations around the globe.

Now in its 20th year, the Writers Workshop provides talented high school writers the opportunity to work in intensive, small-group settings with nationally recognized authors and members of the creative writing faculty. Sponsored by the Writers Institute at Susquehanna University, the program features instruction in fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry writing. Class sizes are limited to 15 students to ensure close supervision and individual attention.

“Every year I am amazed by the enthusiasm of the faculty in the Susquehanna program,” says author Susan Perabo, associate professor of English and writer-in-residence at Dickinson College. “Their passion is contagious; by week's end the students have not only learned much about the craft of writing, but are also energized to continue the exploration of their own creativity.” Perabo is a regular guest writer at the Writers Workshop.

The 2008 workshop is slated for July 6-12. It is open to experienced writers entering 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2008.

Contact: Victoria Kidd


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