UNC Asheville Offers Creative Writing Youth Programs in June and July


UNC Asheville will offer two creative writing youth programs – Write Now for high school students, and All Things Writing for middle school students – with separate sessions for each age group in June and July.  These week-long programs are designed for writers of all skill levels and offer instruction and experience with many different styles.

Sessions for each of the two programs will be offered June 19-23 and July 17-21, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with an early drop-off option beginning at 9 a.m.

Eric SteinegerStudents will gain experience in different aspects of writing under the tutelage of some of Asheville's finest writing instructors. The programs also will feature workshops with guest speakers on special topics like college application essays, journalism, brainstorming ideas, careers in writing and more.

Alli MarshallNow in its fifth year, the summer youth writing program faculty will include a variety of new and returning instructors, including poet Eric Steineger, fantasy and science-fiction writer Jamie Ridenhour, retired UNC Asheville literature faculty member Peg Downes, and Mountain Xpress Arts Editor and novelist Alli Marshall.

Tuition for each week-long session is $265, which includes all materials and snacks. Students are expected to bring their own lunches. For more information and a downloadable registration form, visit professionaleducation.unca.edu/writenow or contact Nancy Williams at nwilliam@unca.edu or 828.250.2353.