2014 Summer Creative Writing Workshops

Register now for the  2012 Summer Creative Writing Institute

One Weekend On Campus, Plus Four Weeks Online

In-person weekend: Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29, 2014
Online workshops and exercises: June 30 - July 27, 2014
Cost per workshop: $899

Three Workshop Choices:

Arcadia University offers three creative writing workshops over the summer, and no matter what writing experience you have, there’s one to help you improve your work.

  • Each workshop consists of one weekend on campus, June 28 and 29, followed by four weeks of online learning. 
  • The on-campus weekend consists of workshops, lessons, and seminars with visiting writers.
  • The online portion of the course consists of workshops, writing exercises, and one-on-one meetings with the instructor.
  • Each course can be taken at either the undergraduate (4 credits) or graduate (3 credits) level.
  • Rising high school juniors and seniors are eligible for the Introductory Workshop only. High school students accepted to the course must have an approval form signed by their guidance counselor or principal and returned to Arcadia before the course begins.

Please look at the descriptions of the three workshops and decide which one is right for you. If you have questions about any of them, or the registration process, please don’t hesitate to email Professor Isard (isardj@arcadia.edu).


Intermediate Fiction and Poetry Workshop

DATES: In-person weekend: Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29
Online workshops and exercises: June 30 - July 27
COST: $899
COURSE: EN386 (4 credits, undergraduates) /EN486 (3 credits, graduate); Session II
REGISTER NOW How to register for Summer

This course is for intermediate to advanced creative writers who want to hone their skills over four weeks of discussion and workshops. Students will get personal feedback from Arcadia’s creative writing faculty and their peers during both the weekend on campus and four weeks of online workshops. Students will work on their fiction, poetry, or non-fiction in this workshop, and will both compose and revise pieces with an eye towards putting together a refined portfolio at the end of the course.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Students must be university level juniors, seniors or graduates as of the Fall of 2014, and have taken an introductory creative writing course—which includes a workshop—at their school.
  • Students new to Arcadia may be expected to submit two pages of writing (poetry or prose) with their application, at the faculty member’s request.
  • Enrolled students will submit three pages of writing before the course begins.  This writing will be used for in-person workshops on June 28 and 29.
  • Students will be expected to consistently participate in online workshops for all four weeks after the in-person meetings, during which students will have the opportunity to develop more of their writing.
  • At the end of the course, all participants will be expected to hand in 10-15 page portfolio of refined work.


Introductory Fiction and Poetry Workshop

DATES: In-person weekend: Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29
Online workshops and exercises: June 30 - July 27
COST: $899
COURSE: EN267 (4 credits, undergraduates) /EN467 (3 credits, graduate); Session II
REGISTER NOW How to register for Summer

This course is for writers who are just getting started in the workshop environment, whether the writer has been writing on their own for some time or wants to try to write for the first time. The fundamentals of fiction and poetry, and also some instruction on creative non-fiction and young adult fiction, will be covered in this section. Writers will also read some literary works that correspond with lessons. Students will get personal feedback from Arcadia’s Creative Writing faculty and their peers during both the weekend on campus and the four weeks of online workshops and discussion.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Anyone looking to get experience in the creative writing workshop setting, including undergraduates, graduates, and high school students (rising juniors and seniors only).
  • Students registered for this workshop will submit two pages of writing, poetry or prose, three weeks before the course begins. It will be used for in-person workshops on June 28 and 29.
  • Students will be expected to consistently participate in online workshops for all four weeks after the in-person meetings, during which students will have the opportunity to develop more of their writing.
  • At the end of the course, all participants will be expected to hand in 7-10 page portfolio of refined work.


Intermediate Children’s and Y.A. Workshop

DATES: In-person weekend: Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29
Online workshops and exercises: June 30 - July 27
COST: $899
COURSE: EN369 (4 credits, undergraduates) /EN469 (3 credits, graduate); Session II
REGISTER NOW How to register for Summer

This workshop is for students with some experience in writing for children or YA audiences who want to further their writing skills and knowledge of this important publishing market. The goal is to have students get closer to the production of publishable children’s fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. In one intensive weekend, plus four weeks online, students will experience craft and creativity workshops, intensive peer review, and one-on-one conferencing with their instructor. Reflective reading and writing will aid students in developing their own style and voice. The emphasis will be on the student’s own work-in-progress, as well as on the publishing process.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Students must have some experience writing for children or YA audiences, either from having taken EN343/443 (Introduction to Writing for Children) at Arcadia, a similar course at another university, or equivalent experience as demonstrated by a writing sample.
  • Reading and responding to works on writing theory
  • Enrolled students will submit three pages of writing before the course begins. This writing will be used for in-person workshops on June 28 and 29.
  • Production of a polished picture book manuscript (for picture book writers), or a 7 to 15 page manuscript for middle grade or YA writers
  • In addition, graduate students must lead one class online discussion group.


Course Information

  • Institute Schedule (to come)
  • Meals available for purchase on campus.
  • Off-campus accommodations are available for participants.
  • Course can be applied to several M.A. writing programs as electives. For more information, contact the Office of Enrollment Management at 1-877-ARCADIA (1-877-272-2342 ) or admiss@arcadia.edu.

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Summer Sessions at Arcadia University


Contact Us

Margi Wallace, CAPM
Director
King of Prussia Campus
and  Center for Summer
Learning

 
Phone

484-804-2322

 
Email

wallacem@arcadia.edu

Mailing Address
1150 First Avenue
Parkview Tower Bldg.
Suite 700
King of Prussia, PA 19406