July 7—20, 2019

With so few writing programs that cater exclusively to high school girls, Smith's Young Women's Writing Workshop allows you to explore your writing in a creative and supportive environment that fosters your love of writing in a variety of mediums.

All of your classes will be in a workshop style, which means each class will begin with a short segment that focuses on a single lesson. Then the instructors will check in with you to see what you are working on. Open writing time follows. The class session ends with each writer sharing her progress with the group.

Your professors are all published writers and poets. They will pay special attention to teaching you how to read your work to an audience and how to get published. At the end of the workshop, you will have the start of an online writing portfolio and some professional contacts in the literary world.

2019 Courses & Workshops

Once we accept students, we will send you a course preference selection sheet. We strive to provide at least one of your first choices.

Morning Session

Select a creative fiction course

  • Ready, Set, Write! - A Fiction Workshop
  • Finding Your Voice: A Fiction Workshop Grounded in Women’s History
  • Generating Fiction
  • Writing Young Adult Fiction
  • iFiction: Write, Revise and Create a Writing Identity
  • Writing Young Adult Fiction (2)
  • Real Life Into Fiction
Afternoon Session

Select from a variety of special interest classes

  • Writing in Response to Art
  • Memoir Workshop: Mapping the Country of Memory
  • Memoir Workshop: Who Are You?
  • Intro to Screenwriting
  • Playwriting
  • Poetry
  • Making Poems

Our Faculty

  • Peter Sapira
  • MB Caschetta
  • Alex Chambers
  • Debra Jo Immergut
  • Jennifer Jacobson
  • Maureen Buchanan Jones
  • Sara London
  • John Maradik
  • Brian David Mooney
  • Phil O’Donoghue
  • Emily Pettit
  • Boomer Pinches
  • Morgan Sheehan
  • Laura Willwerth
  • Wade Wofford

Program Schedule

Program taught in:
  • English
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Last updated May 14, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
July 5, 2020
14 days
3,300 USD
Tuition covers room, board and all academic costs, including books, classroom field trips, etc.
June 2, 2020
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Start Date
July 5, 2020
End Date
July 18, 2020
Application deadline
June 2, 2020

July 5, 2020

Application deadline
June 2, 2020
End Date
July 18, 2020