2020 Summer Creative Writing Camp for High School Students

The 2020 Summer Creative Writing Camp has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation

Please check back in Spring 2021 for information regarding the Summer 2021 camp.

This one-week intensive creative writing camp offers high-school writers the opportunity to Photograph of a high school student writinghone their understanding of the crafts of fiction and/or poetry. Classes are limited to 12 writers each. Established authors (who are also seasoned teachers) guide the writers through exercises, discussions, and workshops, and provide personal feedback on individual work. At the end of the week, the writers will work together to produce a small journal of the week's work, and participate in a public reading for friends and family.

It's a great opportunity for high school students to:

  • Focus on poetry or fiction with peers who share a similar love of writing

  • Work with and get one-on-one feedback from a published writer in their genre

  • Experience the Duquesne University campus and a college-level workshop

  • Publish their work in a small journal put together as a showcase of the session's most successful writing


John Fried (Program Director)

Erin Donahoe (Program Coordinator)

Karen Dwyer (Instructor)

Trevor Root (Instructor)

Cost (which includes tuition, materials, and lunch):

$475 for new students

$425 for returning students


To register, please hit the "Apply Now" button below and fill out the form. There is also a recommendation required from someone familiar with the student's work.

For more information, please email writingcamp@duq.edu.