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What’s a High School Summer Writing Camp Like? Find Out at Duquesne

A short investment of time delivers a mind- and skill-expanding opportunity at Duquesne University's intensive summer writing camp for high school students.

Building on the success of last year's initial writing camp for students in grades 9-12, this session provides dedicated time with published authors who also are college-level instructors as well as the opportunity to work with other students, said John Fried, program director of the camp and associate professor at the University.

The camp will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 15-19 on the Duquesne campus. Students will choose between poetry and fiction workshops, with their work culminating in a small, published journal showcasing the session's most successful writing.

"The students have the opportunity to experience what it's like to be immersed in a college-level writing workshop and to benefit from one-on-one feedback from a writer published in their genre," Fried said. "Another great advantage is the chance to work within a special writing community of their peers. It's rare for kids to have the opportunity to devote themselves to the craft of creative writing for one week-just that and nothing else. It's about being around people who care about writing as much as they do."

Cost for the course, including instruction, materials and lunches, is $425, only $375 for returning students.

More information is available at www.duq.edu/summer.

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Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.