Transform your dreams, ideas, and stories into organized, compelling, creative written works through Georgetown's Creative Writing Academy. Led by Georgetown instructors and literary figures from the D.C. area, our one-week program blends workshops, lectures, tutorials coupled with insightful, productive peer review sessions.
You'll have opportunities to experiment with innovative forms of creative writing while also generating and polishing a wealth of new poems, stories, and personal essays. Throughout the week, you'll also visit iconic sites around Washington, D.C., participate in an exercise in ekphrastic writing at the National Gallery of Art, and have the chance to read your work aloud at Busboys and Poets, a famous D.C. literary hub.
In addition to covering the writing process, our program also focuses on the publishing and professionalization aspects of the industry. You'll explore what markets are available for your writing, the types of jobs available to creative writers, funding opportunities for your work, undergraduate and graduate programs in writing, and strategies for getting published.
As a student in the Creative Writing Academy, you'll spend your day immersed in a blend of classroom lectures, field trips, hands-on activities, and group discussions. Throughout the course of the week, you'll have the opportunity to explore the following subject areas:
- Personal prose
- Literary history
- Technique (story structure, character development, theme, description, dialogue)
- Finding good ideas and turning them into polished pieces
- Using great literature for inspiration