Novel Writing Institute (one week)

The Novel Writing Institute is a highly-selective, one-week intensive program for young writers who have completed at least 50 pages of a novel manuscript. Students will work one-on-one with a published novelist who will introduce them to the foundational skills and strategies unique to novel-writing, including dramatic structure, characterization, and plot.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 16, 2018 to June 22, 2018
Tuition: $1,230
Age range: Students currently in grades 9-12

We are no longer accepting applications for this summer 2018 program.

During the institute, students will spend their days in The Writing House, a beautiful and inspiring space built specifically to meet the needs of young writers. View 360-degree virtual tour

Through guided readings, writing exercises, and consultation sessions, students will leave the Institute with a deeper sense of their strengths and areas in need of improvement, as well as an individualized plan for completing their manuscript. The institute will culminate with a public presentation and reading by the students.

Portfolio Requirements

Submit your 50-page manuscript in PDF format. All materials should be typed and proofread, double-spaced, with a standard 12-point font.

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Brittany Cavallaro

Instructor of Creative Writing, Interlochen Arts Academy; Faculty, Interlochen Novel Writing Institute