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Creative Writing Workshop Offered by Continuing Education

Adult and Continuing Education is offering a Creative Writing Workshop for high school students entering ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades in the Fall semester. The workshop will be held July 16 and July 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $65 per person, and lunch is included.

This workshop will focus on creative writing in the morning session, and students will choose between poetry and fiction for the afternoon session.

Creative Writing: The Basics

The morning session will focus on writing techniques essential to all forms of imaginative writing. We’ll spark your imagination and engage your creativity with individual and group writing exercises. Bring a notebook and pen!

Introduction to Poetry

Express yourself in the fewest, most powerful words. This workshop will develop your skills in creating effective images and choosing the best words in the best order.

Introduction to Fiction

Aspire to write the next best-selling paranormal adventure series. Start with learning the basics of scene, character, and plot development. This workshop will teach the foundations of effective fiction writing.

Criteria and How to Apply:

  • Each student applying must have a 3.0 overall GPA, and submit a copy of their transcript.
  • Be entering ninth–twelfth grade in the Fall semester.
  • Submit an application online at Camps and Workshops.
  • A writing sample is required for every student applying for admission to the workshop; it should be two pages in length.
  • Deadline to apply is June 15, 2013.

More information is available at Camps and Workshops, or call 724-357-2292.

Each student selected will receive notification and directions on how to pay the registration fee. Failure to pay the fee within 10 days will result in that student forfeiting there spot in the program. If this happens, an alternative will be selected.

Office of Adult and Continuing Education

  • Extended Studies
  • R&P Building
    629 Fisher Avenue
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2292
  • Fax: 724-357-7597
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.