Emerging Writers Institute
The Emerging Writers Institute offers challenging workshops in fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry for both new and accomplished high school writers. Through our intensive MFA-style workshops and fun literary outings, EWI offers an immersive writing experience. Students study craft with experienced authors and instructors, work in a collaborative environment, and live with other students in a college dormitory. Our unique program lets young writers from around the world make literary friendships that can last a lifetime.
There are two programs to choose from:
- Emerging Writers Institute - 7th - 9th Grade
Location Start Date End Date UC Berkeley Sun, Jun 11, 17 Sat, Jun 17, 17 Stanford University Sun, Jul 2, 17 Sat, Jul 8, 17 Georgetown University Sun, Jul 16, 17 Sat, Jul 22, 17 UC San Diego Sun, Jul 16, 17 Sat, Jul 22, 17 UCLA Sun, Aug 6, 17 Sat, Aug 12, 17
- Emerging Writers Institute - 10th - 12th Grade
Location Start Date End Date Yale University Sun, Jun 18, 17 Sat, Jul 1, 17 UC Berkeley Sun, Jun 25, 17 Sat, Jul 8, 17 Stanford University Sun, Jul 16, 17 Sat, Jul 29, 17 Brown University Sun, Jul 23, 17 Sat, Aug 5, 17 UCLA Sun, Jul 30, 17 Sat, Aug 12, 17
Emerging Writers Institute - Staff Profiles
Staff are typically subject matter experts and experienced teachers. Staff assignments vary by program and all staff are held to the highest possible standards. Some of our recent staff members for this program include:
Elizabeth Bull is a writer and filmmaker. Her writing has been published in various journals, including H.O.W. Journal, Third Coast, Gulf Coast, and the LA Review of Books, and has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes. She’s worked in original series development at AMC during the creation of “Mad Men and “Breaking Bad,” and has written and...
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah has pursued writing as a lifestyle since working and writing at the State University at Albany where he graduated in 2013. He then went on to get his MFA at Syracuse University. He is currently the Olive B. O’Connor Fellow in Fiction at Colgate University.
While at Colgate, aside from teaching fiction workshops, he...
Diana Arterian was born and raised in Arizona. She currently resides in Los Angeles where she is pursuing her PhD in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California. She holds an MFA in poetry from CalArts, where she was a Beutner Fellow.
Amanda Krupman is a writer in Brooklyn, NY. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Bloom; A Clean, Well-Lighted Place; The Cleveland Review; Punk Planet; Time Out New York; and xoJane. Her literary zine, PLUG, was featured in Columbia College Chicago's "A to Zine" exhibition in 2003.
Amanda received an MFA from the Graduate Writing...
Jamie McPartland is a writer and literary editor. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School, and has participated in panels and workshops at the Brooklyn Book Festival, Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop, The Writhing Society and Slice Literary Writers’ Conference. During the academic year, she teaches at the Cambridge Center for...
Ploy Pirapokin was born in Thailand and raised in Hong Kong. She graduated with a BA in Communication Studies and English from the University of San Diego, and an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University.
Her work is featured in Tor.com, Apogee Journal, Entropy Magazine, the Bellingham Review, HYPHEN Magazine and more. A...
We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed.
Emerging Writers Institute creative writing camp is a two-week summer writing program for teens. Rising 10th-12th graders experience a unique curriculum designed to develop and support students’ imaginative writing across literary genres. This creative writing summer program encourages students to challenge themselves technically and artistically through guided daily writing workshops, one-on-one instructor evaluations, group editing sessions, and creative presentati...
Emerging Writers Institute is a unique opportunity for rising 7th - 9th graders to explore creative writing.
From day one, students are challenged through small group seminars focused on fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. In these seminars, and at daily writing workshops, students investigate the fundamentals of storytelling and discover how to read like wri...