This program will be moving to a virtual format for the summer of 2020. Our faculty and program staff will ensure that the core and quality of the program will be maintained and that your courses will be interactive and engaging. All international students should review the Resources for International Students page for important eligibility information.
Transform your dreams, ideas, and stories into organized, compelling, creative written works through Georgetown's virtual Creative Writing Academy. Led virtually by Georgetown instructors and renowned literary figures, our one-week program features a blend of online workshops, lectures, and tutorials coupled with insightful, productive peer review sessions. You'll have opportunities to experiment with innovative forms of creative writing while also generating and polishing a wealth of new poems, stories, and personal essays.
In addition to covering the writing process, our program also focuses on the publishing and professionalization aspects of the industry. You'll explore what markets are available for your writing, the types of jobs available to creative writers, funding opportunities for your work, undergraduate and graduate programs in writing, and strategies for getting published.
This tuition has been updated to reflect the Summer 2020 term moving to a virtual experience.
How You'll Benefit
Participate in writing workshops
Awaken your powers of observation, imagination, and description
Learn concrete elements of the craft of writing in daily workshops
Work with Georgetown's expert creative writing faculty to bring out your most creative ideas
Read excerpts from award-winning works and use them to develop your own original works
Take part in peer critiques and learn how to revise and refine your writing
Have your writing featured in Three Stars, the Creative Writing Institute’s annual student literary magazine
Program Format & Subject Areas
As a student in the Creative Writing Academy, you'll spend your day immersed in a blend of virtual lectures, activities, and group discussions. Throughout the course of the week, you'll have the opportunity to explore the following subject areas:
Technique (story structure, character development, theme, description, dialogue)
Finding good ideas and turning them into polished pieces
Using great literature for inspiration
It was amazing to be surrounded by such high caliber students and staff who were all encouraging and fabulous to work with. I took away many positive things from my week as a Summer Hoya.
The program offers so much–from the off-site visits to the daily lectures and the on campus activities. The lectures were interesting, meeting new people was great and the off-site visits were interactive and intriguing.
My #SummerHoya experience was enriching, inspiring, and rewarding; if I could turn back the clock, I’d do it all over again.
As I am filling out my college applications, I am able to think back to my memories from the summer and I am reassured that I am pursuing the right educational path.
Having the chance to experience once in a lifetime opportunities and getting to meet people from around the world made it so I got to really experience what college life was like.
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