UA Offers Free Creative Writing Camp for Students in High School

  • May 11th, 2016

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama invites local high school students — incoming freshmen through graduating seniors — to sign up for the Summer 2016 Creative Writing Camp.

The Creative Writing Camp will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. each weekday from Monday, June 6, to Friday, June 17, in 301 Morgan Hall on the UA campus. No previous creative writing experience is required. Tuition is free, and free parking can also be arranged.

The instructors will be writers who are graduate students in UA’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program.

They will lead a two-week-long exploration of creative writing under the direction of Robin Behn, UA professor of English. Campers will experiment with many kinds of creative writing, give a public reading and collaborate to create their own group publication.

The emphasis is on having fun while exploring what language can do. Tuition is free, and free parking is also available.

The Creative Writing Camp is entering its 13th year.  It has had support from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Tuscaloosa Arts Council, the UA College of Arts and Sciences, the English department and the program in creative writing.

To register for the Summer 2016 Creative Writing Camp, send an email with the student’s name, mailing address, email address, parent-guardian contact number, school and grade level to

For more information, go to


Meghan Tear Plummer,, 337/499-7648


Kristi Payne or Richard LeComte, media relations,, 205/348-3782

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