Creative Writing Workshops

Your passion for writing nurtured, your skills stretched

Summer Season Creative Writing Workshops provide you with a week-long immersion into the world of creative writing. You will have the opportunity to work alongside University of Northwestern’s experienced creative writing faculty in a small-group Christian setting.

Develop your skill as a writer through daily instruction, including guided writing assignments, reading assignments, discussion, and critique, as well as independent work time.

Chose one of two workshop tracks:

POETRY with Amy McCann

Do you have more poems to write than time to write them? Come enjoy a week focusing the poems inside of you!

Amy McCann is assistant professor of English at Northwestern. A published poet, Ms. McCann has taught writing a colleges in Iowa and Washington. She has also done editorial work for Tyndale House Publishers and Milkweed Editions.

Prose with Judy Hougen

In this workshop you will explore the finer points of fiction and autobiographical writing.

Judy Hougen has served as an associate professor of English at Northwestern since 1993. She helps her students understand how writing and appreciating literature reflect the image of God.

Workshop Costs

The cost for either workshop is $300 and includes:

  • Materials
  • College-level instruction by a professional faculty member
  • Daily lunch
  • Off-site field trip
  • Summer Season Finale closing celebration/exhibition event
  • Summer Season T-shirt

What will you do? What should you bring?

The daily schedule includes group time with students in all the Creative Arts Workshops, lunch, and plenty of time to explore your craft. See the General Information page for schedules and other information.

Please bring:

  • Laptop computer (optional)
  • Notebooks
  • Favorite writing utensils
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks (if desired)

Ready? Set? Register! You can register online or by phone at 651-631-5151.