Summer Institute : Creative Writing : Curriculum

The Goods
The Summer Institute Creative Writing program is an intensive, four-week program where those who love to write and read can come and expand their range.  You will work with professional writers and teachers who have designed guided writing assignments and will lead discussion and critique in an informal workshop-style setting.  The program will let you hone craft elements from each major genre, help you develop a critical vocabulary as well as identify connections across genres so you can add to your resources as a writer.  You will generate a portfolio and publih in both a collaborative zine and a group journal.

Core Curriculum

  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Play/Screenwriting
  • Poetry

The Extras

  • Visits from guest writers
  • Collaboration with artists in other fields
  • Field trips to generate writing prompts
  • Publication in a collaborative zine and journal
  • Lectures on editing and publishing

The Show
At the end of the four weeks you will share your work with family and friends during a public reading.

The Takeaway
You will emerge from th program as a fluent writer with a comprehensive writing portfolio, new friends and mentors, three college credits and a new-found self confidence in your writing skills.

CREATIVE WRITING 2013 SAMPLE SCHEDULE (2014 Information coming soon!)
All students are required to attend classes from 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with scheduled breaks for lunch and dinner. You are also expected to attend field trips and guest lectures on Saturdays. Commuters, please note that classes are required until 7:30 p.m. and on Saturdays.

  

Monday 

Tuesday 

Wednesday 

Thursday 

Friday 

Saturday 

Sunday 

8am -
9am

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Brunch

Brunch

9am

Class

Class

Class

Class

Class

--

--

10:45am

Class

Class

Class

Class

Class

Special Workshop

--

12pm

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Field Trip

Optional Field Trip

1pm

Class

Class

Class

Class

Class

Repertory

Optional Field Trip

2:45pm

Class

Class

Class

Class

Class

Activities with CAs

Optional Field Trip

4:15pm

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

6pm -
7pm

Elective

Workshop/ Field Trip

Elective

Guest Lecture

Special Workshops

Activities with CAs

Activities with CAs

10:30pm

Residential Check-In

Residential Check-In

Residential Check-In

Residential Check-In

Residential Check-In

Residential Check-In

Residential Check-In

12 midnight

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