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2019 Registration Opens November 1st!

We look forward to welcoming you this summer.

To receive special early enrollment discounts, please submit your email address on the top right. 

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 - Staff Profiles

Education Unlimited believes in small-group, immersive learning with subject matter experts and experienced teachers. We strive to provide industry-leading instruction to all of our students and hold all staff to the highest possible standards. Staff assignments vary by program and location. Some of our recent staff members for this program include:

Education Unlimited - Macara Nicoll, MS (Camp Director)

Macara Nicoll, MS — Camp Director

Macara Nicoll is a school counselor with a Master of Science in School Counseling from California State University, Sacramento.  Macara first came to Education Unlimited as a camper, a step which led her on a path to an undergraduate career at the University of California, Berkeley.  Her love of education and working with youth brought her back...

Education Unlimited - John Bolen (Instructor)

John Bolen — Instructor

John Bolen currently teaches Creative Writing and Analytical Writing at the University of Florida. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature from Sewanee: The University of the South and is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of Florida. While he was an undergraduate, he volunteered as a writing...

Education Unlimited - Bethany Carlson, MDiv, MFA (Instructor)

Bethany Carlson, MDiv, MFA — Instructor

Bethany Carlson is an adjunct English professor based in New Haven, Connecticut.  She holds two graduate degrees, a Master’s in Divinity from Yale University and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Indiana University.  Through her graduate school years she has studied liturgy, theology, creative arts and poetry. She has taught...

Education Unlimited - Charli Engelhorn (Instructor)

Charli Engelhorn — Instructor

Charli Engelhorn is a freelance writer and editor and managing editor of the literary magazine The Coachella Review. She received her Bachelor’s degree in creative writing from the University of Kansas and will be graduating with an Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing in the summer of 2019. Charli has had to pleasure of teaching...

Education Unlimited - Patricia Hicks (Instructor)

Patricia Hicks — Instructor

Patricia Hicks is an educator, writer, and passionate teaching artist with over 20 years of experience.  In addition to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication from San Francisco State University, she has numerous certifications in specialized curriculum including intensive drama therapy training and work as a certified seminar leader...

Education Unlimited - Ben Parson (Instructor)

Ben Parson — Instructor

Ben Parson is a teacher of writing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he is also a fiction candidate in the Master of Fine Arts Program for Poets & Writers. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from UMass with a specialization in Creative Writing. In addition to teaching regular courses at the University, Ben has also...

Education Unlimited - Andrea Rivard (Instructor)

Andrea Rivard — Instructor

Andrea Rivard is a teacher currently teaching AP Literature and Composition and AP Language and Composition at Summit Public Schools: Tahoma in South San Jose.  Andrea has a Bachelor’s Degree in English, with a minor in Earth Science, from University of Northern Colorado. A high school teacher since 2015, Andrea has taught Intro to Journalism,...

Education Unlimited - Jasmine Sufi (Instructor)

Jasmine Sufi — Instructor

Jasmine Sufi is a full-time poetry instructor in middle and high schools throughout the Bay Area, teaching students how to express themselves and share their stories via the written and spoken word.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature with a concentration in Creative Writing from University of California, Santa Cruz. In...

We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed.

Upcoming Camps

Emerging Writers Institute - 10th - 12th Grade

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 technical...

Emerging Writers Institute - 7th - 9th Grade

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,...