Overview

Wellesley College invites rising high-school sophomore, junior, and senior girls to strengthen their poetry or short story writing abilities by participating in Wellesley's one-week Writing Workshops.

PROGRAM DATES

One-Week Writing Exploratory Workshops:

July 27 - August 2, 2019

August 4 - August 11, 2019.

WRITING EXPLORATORY WORKSHOPS

Wellesley College is consistently ranked as one of the United States' most foremost women's colleges, where students become leaders adept in critical thinking, leadership, and changing the world. Now, Wellesley College is proud to offer Writing Exploratory Workshops, where high-school students can develop writing abilities which will serve them in all walks-of-life. 

Week One: July 27 - August 2, 2019

Are We What We Eat? Writing About Food & Culture

- Explore food as an essential ingredient in the making of selves, families, communities, regions, and nations.

- Explore the ways that we celebrate food traditions, create new habits and tastes, and also respond to food problems (e.g. food scarcity and safety, climate change and land use, and the complex networks of food producers, servers, and consumers).

- Study various genres of food writing, including the personal essay, the recipe, the restaurant review, and scholarly essays on the intersections between food and culture.

Reflective Writing in a Selfie Culture

- Explore how the selfie culture is changing how we see ourselves, how we present ourselves to the world, and ultimately, how we fundamentally relate to others around us.

Week Two: August 4 - August 11, 2019

Writing Poetry

In this one-week workshop, students will work to acheive the following objectives:

  • Explore all forms of poetry, both formal and informal, to select their preferred forms.
  • Create a small collection of poems, best representing their work.
  • Immerse themselves in writing poetry by sharing poems, exploring publishing opportunities.

Flash-Fiction: Writing Very Short Fiction 

This workshop will work with students to acheive the following objectives:

  • Discover the world of flash fictions (sudden fiction, micro fiction), which are short stories 750-2000 words in length.
  • Practice writing flash fictions, revising, and editing them for a final polish and a solid portfolio of work.
  • Reading brilliant examples of flash fiction from around the world.

Writing for TV

  • Analyze television scripts, including original pilots and episodes of existing shows.
  • practice the basics of script format, visual description, episode structure, as well as character and story development.
  • To learn more about these workshops, please visit: http://www.wellesley.edu/summer/summerprograms/exploratory/programdetails.

THE EXPLORATORY EXPERIENCE

In participating in an Exploratory Workshop, students become members of the Wellesley community. For both of our one-week programs, students reside in a historical, residential dorm, with access to Wellesley dining and amenities. Unlike many other pre-college programs, Wellesley College offers the invaluable opportunity to experience a small, all women, liberal arts environment while building leadership skills beyond the classroom. Out of all the features of Wellesley’s Exploratory Workshops, participants usually reflect on the empowerment they feel during their summers at Wellesley. One participant noted: "I feel so empowered being at a place where I am valued."

 

ABOUT WELLESLEY

Wellesley College has been recognized for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. Above all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world—women who are committed to making a difference.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for Wellesley’s Exploratory Workshops are NOW OPEN. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until June 14, 2019. To learn more about Wellesley College and its Pre-College Exploratory Summer Workshops, please visit http://summer.wellesley.edu/summerprograms/exploratory.

For more information about the other academic summer programs Wellesley College offers, please visit: http://summer.wellesley.edu

Cost and Session Information

Writing Workshop: August 4 - August 11, 2019.

Cost of per workshop is $1,850.00 including tuition, room and board, and activities.

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