"There's a sense of urgency that often influences rapid growth. I've seen students take leaps I wouldn't have expected. Synapses are rapid-firing, pens are flying, words are filling the air." --David Schuman, SWI Faculty
Information for summer 2014 will be available January 21, 2014.
The Washington University Summer Writers Institute is an intensive, two-week program featuring workshops in Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Flash Fiction, and Poetry, as well as readings and individual conferences with instructors. Writers of all levels of experience work together with published authors and exceptional teachers in a supportive, non-competitive format that allows for personalized attention and constructive feedback.
Institutes are held evenings and weekends to accommodate participants in the St. Louis area. Out-of-town participants may choose to reside on campus and make use of our many libraries and quiet, outdoor areas for writing and reflection. Contact Summer Programs and Conferences to find out about the many housing options.
High school students may participate in our High School Summer Experiences Writing Institute, or take creative writing courses through our residential High School Summer Scholars program or nonresidential College Access program.
Register for the Summer Writers Institute.
Each institute is worth 3 units; an application is not required. Register under one of the following courses:
- Creative Nonfiction
- Flash Fiction