current 9th-12th graders
Creative Writing Institute
2015 Dates TBA
Spend your days in traditional writer's workshop. Discuss published work, create your own pieces using innovative prompts, and share your work with classmates. Workshop will provide you with the unique opportunity to hear your classmates' reactions to your poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, in a supportive setting, and to develop your own critical skills regarding others' writing. If you've never experienced workshop, you'll quickly discover that it's an immeasurably valuable process, sparking new ideas, energizing your writing, and opening up new perspectives to become a more thoughtful writer and critic. Discover the thriving St. Louis literary scene, meet professional and creative writers, and explore various writing-related professions.
Academic Writing Institute
2015 Dates TBA
Strengthen your writing skills and become a more thoughtful, efficient, and confident writer of academic and professional prose. Discover how to generate original ideas, organize your thoughts, and convey them to a specific audience. Learn how to approach difficult texts and analyze complex arguments. Whether writing a college admission essay or a research paper, this institute will develop the skills needed to write a persuasive, convincing argument. Engage with a variety of professionals, learning the importance of effective writing for college and beyond. Explore St. Louis with a critical eye as your assignments take you from the top of the St. Louis Arch to the collections of the Missouri History Museum.
You will submit a final piece of writing and present this piece to your peers and instructors.
Program fees vary by institute and include all academic and residential expenses. Partial scholarship assistance is available. See 2014 Institute Program Fees for more information.
To be eligible for a High School Summer Institute you should:
- Be a current high school student.
- Have an academic average of B+ or better.
- As an international applicant, have an internet-based TOEFL score of at least 90, or an IELTS score of at least 7.
How to Apply
We have limited enrollment for our institutes. We have rolling admission and qualified students are admitted until spaces are filled. Consider applying early!
2015 applications will be available online on October 1st!