• hamline young writers workshoppers

    Young Writers Workshop

    Write. Learn. Share. Connect.

    A Creative Writing Day Camp for Ages 15-18

    JUNE 19-22, 2017

    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 19-22, 2017. 10 am - 6 pm


    Cost for the camp is $400. You will be sent a separate confirmation email regarding the tuition balance due (minus the $100 nonrefundable down payment and any other discounts and/or financial assistance) after registration closes.


    A nonrefundable deposit of $100 ($50 if registering before April 1) is required for registration. This deposit is applied to the total cost of the Workshop. The deposit will be collected immediately after registration submitted. 

    Early Bird Discount

    Participants registered before April 1 will only be required to pay a $50 deposit, thereby ensuring a $50 discount for the total cost of the Workshop. 

    Financial Assistance

    Limited financial assistance is available in the form of partial credit towards full tuition. Funding for this assistance is provided by the College of Liberal Arts of Hamline University. To qualify, please apply online by April 15, 2017.

    Additionally, we encourage students to look for additional 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. Please register before applying for financial assistance. All post-registration correspondence will be via email (valid email address required). 

    Registration is open now and closes April 15. 


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