The Kenyon Review Young Writers Summer Program

Young Writers is an intensive, two-week workshop for intellectually curious, motivated high school students (ages 16-18) who value writing. The goal of the program is to help students develop their creative and critical abilities with language in order to become more productive writers and more insightful thinkers. Admission is selective.


Susquehanna University Advanced Writers Workshop

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. Admission is selective.


Denison University Reynolds Young Writers Workshop

The Reynolds Young Writers Workshop at Denison University, now in its twentieth year, is an eight-day residential summer program that offers a marvelous opportunity for high school students to work intensively with professional poets, fiction and nonfiction writers on Denison’s beautiful college campus in Granville, Ohio. If you’re currently a sophomore, junior, or senior, you are eligible to apply. Admissions is selective.


UMass Amherst Juniper Institute for Young Writers

The Juniper Institute for Young Writers is an extraordinary nine days of creative writing workshops, studio courses, and readings by renowned writers--all designed for high school young writers. The Institute offers participants a unique opportunity: intensive workshops designed especially for young writers and unparalleled exposure to and interaction with world-renowned authors. Admission is competitive.


Bard College at Simon's Rock Young Writers Workshop

The Young Writers Workshop focuses on using informal, playful, creative writing as a way to strengthen skills of language and thinking. Out of these informal writing activities, using techniques of peer response, students develop more polished pieces, ranging from personal narratives to stories, poems, and exploratory essays. Learning to trust one's own voice as a writer is a key goal. Admission is selective.


Hollins University Joy in the Art of Creative Writing

Looking for a creative and supportive community of writers? This retreat provides female high school students with individualized attention and a choice of activities to develop skills in fiction, poetry, and personal narrative. Lectures, workshops, and special events with Hollins faculty and visiting authors encourage participants to hone their writing skills. Hollins University hosts the renowed Tinker Mountain Writers' Workshop for adults.


American University Discover the World of Communication

In the Discover the World of Communication program students will have the opportunity to build a portfolio of photographs, script and shoot a film, write a news story like a pro, speak with confidence, lobby for the environment or broadcast the weather. Our professional, hands-on workshops—open to students entering grades 9 through 12—are taught by American University School of Communication faculty and communication professionals.


Carleton College Summer Writing Program

Designed for college-bound high school juniors with strong reading and writing abilities, the Summer Writing Program teaches students how to compose academic papers similar to those they will write in college. College credit (6 Carleton credit hours) will be awarded to those who successfully complete the program.


Duke Creative Writers' Workshop

The Duke Creative Writers' Workshop (CWW) is an intensive writing experience. In many ways it resembles a college-level creative writing course. Each participant designs and pursues a project under the mentorship of a primary instructor, and with the support of a peer group, for the duration of the Workshop – for example, a collection of poems, a short story or screenplay, or a one-act play. CWW instructors are practicing writers with advanced degrees in fiction, poetry and playwriting, and the participants bring to the program an already deep and defined commitment to writing. This is a close, supportive environment. Constructive feedback and criticism are the bedrock of the CWW experience.


Great Books Summer

The Great Books Summer Program is an experience like no other in American education. For the past twelve years, GBSP has gathered exceptional middle and high school students from across the world to read, discuss and debate selections from the greatest works of literature, experience college-level discussions and seminars, and enjoy summer fun with other literary-minded students. We offer summer camps at Stanford University, Amherst College and Oxford University.