Summer Creative Writing Institute

Session 2: The Summer 2018 dates will be finalized and published no later than November 1st. The 2017 Session 2 programs ran July 9 - July 22nd.

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 Creative Writing Institute 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.

Download the Creative Writing Pre-College program brochure and learn more. pdf

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 Creative Writing Institute, each student will earn three (3) transferable college credits for the Marist College course ENG 280, Introduction to Creative Writing.

The Summer 2018 costs will be finalized and published no later than November 1st. Please see below for the 2017 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.
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