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Summer Pre-College Admission

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Creative Writing

Session 2: The 2019 Session 2 programs will run July 14th - July 27th.

Do you enjoy writing your own poetry, fiction, and plays? Do you wish there was a place to work on your own writing and share ideas with other writers? If so, think about attending the Summer Pre-College Creative Writing Program at Marist College! Part of Marist's growing Creative Writing program housed in the School of Liberal Arts, the Summer Creative Writing Institute combines our highly-regarded Marist faculty with top visiting writers to present a unique experience for young writers eager to develop their own voice in poetry, fiction, or playwriting.

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Welcome to Marist!


Marist College is a highly selective comprehensive liberal arts institution noted for its leadership in technology in and out of the classroom. When prospective students see Marist–our beautiful location on the Hudson River, top-notch facilities, the faculty attentiveness, and the sheer enjoyment of their experience here–they want to join our community. At Marist, students get a premium education, develop skills, make lifelong friends, and finish ahead of the competition for their next steps.

Program goals:

  • Learn the terms and techniques associated with the craft of creative writing
  • Develop and identify your own unique style and voice
  • Build confidence and independence in your own craft
  • Share writing ideas and strategies with your peers in a friendly workshop environment
  • Sharpen your own critical reading and thinking
  • Learn firsthand from a variety of writing professionals who will relate their own experiences

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion of the Summer Pre-College Creative Writing Program, each student will earn three (3) transferable college credits for the Marist College course ENG 280, Introduction to Creative Writing.

Please see below for the 2019 Pre-College program costs. Cost includes tuition & fees, housing & all meals, field trips, and all course materials. Cost does not include travel expenses. Students may wish to bring funds for incidentals, shopping at the Marist Bookstore or the local mall, souvenirs, and any personal items they wish to purchase.