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 publish 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 2014 SAMPLE SCHEDULE
All students are required to attend classes Monday through Friday, with 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 into the evenings and on Saturdays.

 

  

Monday 

Tuesday 

Wednesday 

Thursday 

Friday 

Saturday 

Sunday 

9am – 12pm

Poetry or
Non-Fiction or Playwrighting or Fiction*

Poetry or
Non-Fiction or Playwrighting or Fiction*

Poetry or
Non-Fiction or Playwrighting or Fiction*

Poetry or
Non-Fiction or Playwrighting or Fiction*

Poetry or
Non-Fiction or Playwrighting or Fiction*

Writing Field Trip

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12pm

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Optional Field Trip

1pm – 2pm

Workshop

Workshop

Workshop

Workshop

Workshop

 

Optional Field Trip

2pm – 4pm

Writing Elective

Art, Media + Design Elective

Writing Elective

Art, Media + Design Elective

Writing Elective

 

Optional Field Trip

4pm – 6pm

Activities

Zine

Activities

Writing for Cartoons

Activities

   

*Classes rotate weekly