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    Hamline Young Writers Workshop: A Creative Writing Day Camp for Ages 15-18

    JUNE 20-23, 2016

    The Hamline Young Writers Workshop is a chance for high school students who are passionate about creative writing to explore the craft, prepare for college, connect with other young writers in the Twin Cities, and work closely with Hamline Creative Writing faculty and published authors.

    Our schedule provides four extended days on our beautiful St. Paul campus, during which students will:

    • Receive in-depth instruction/time with a published author in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or writing the college essay each day.
    • Participate in afternoon elective courses in specific creative writing topics or college essay preparedness.
    • Explore our "Literary Twin Cities" on a field-trip.
    • Strengthen their sense of literary study and career paths through a panel discussion with published authors.
    • Inspire their confidence as writers through a concluding community reading.

    Read what students are saying about the Hamline Young Writers Workshop >

    dates & time: June 20-23, 2016. 10 am - 6 pm


    Cost for the camp is $400. Registration is still open as long as we have spots available. Late registrations (after MAY 1) must pay in full online. Participants registering after May 1 are not eligible for financial assistance from Hamline University. 

    Financial Assistance

    The deadline to apply for Hamline University supported financial assistance to this summer's workshop has passed.

    Additionally, we encourage students to look for assistance through their local HS guidance counseling services; often times local businesses, and organizations, even churches offer funding/scholarships to attend academic or creative camps and the guidance counselors may be a resource to request such funding.


    Registration is online and requires information from both the student and parent, so it is best completed together. All post-registration correspondence will be via email (valid email address required). 

    Registration is open until camp is full.

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    Questions? Send and email or call 651-523-2047.