Duquesne to Host High School Students for Annual Summer Writing Workshop

High school students have the opportunity to study college-level creative writing during a one-week intensive program offered by the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts.

The 2018 Summer Creative Writing Camp takes place on Monday, June 18, through Friday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on campus. The workshop provides instruction, materials and lunches at a cost of $475 for new students and $425 for returning students.

Students will choose either poetry or fiction as their focus and will work with professional writers and peers to hone their writing skills.

A team of creative writing instructors—including John Fried, associate English professor and program director for the camp—will guide students through exercises, discussions and workshops, and provide personal feedback on individual work.

“The creative writing summer camp is a rare opportunity for talented high school writers to spend a week dedicated to the craft of creative writing, working alongside like-minded peers and dedicated creative writing instructors,” Fried said. “All this, while also getting to experience life on a college campus.”

At the end of the week, the writers will work to produce a small journal of the week’s work and participate in a public reading for friends and family.

Class are limited to 12 students each. For more information and to register, visit the program website or email writingcamp@duq.edu.