Summer Writers Institute

Non-Degree Programs

Friday, July 9 – Friday, July 30, 2021

The Washington University 2021 Summer Writers Institute (SWI) is an intensive, three-week remote program featuring workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, along with a new course, "Reading and Writing St. Louis." Adult writers from all levels of experience work together with published authors and exceptional teachers in a supportive, non-competitive format that allows for personalized attention and constructive feedback.

SWI courses are embedded within a robust series of programs (including readings, workshops, and panel discussions) that students will also engage in. This year's SWI is fully online, a blend of synchronous and asynchronous activities. Live Zoom sessions are held evenings and weekends to accommodate participants' busy work schedules.

The Summer Writers Institute provides 3 units of credit; an application is not required. Course registration begins March 31, 2021.

Full-time faculty and staff with one year of service may use their employee tuition benefit for summer courses. Visit Washington University's Human Resources for more information.

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