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Smith College Creative Writing Workshop


Be valued. Be inspired. Be a summer Smithie. Join our 1, 2 or 4-week academic and residential programs at Smith Precollege in Northampton, MA. Study and live on-campus with students from all over the world. Our summer 2023 courses: Creative Writing | Women, Gender and Representation | Sustainable Futures | Summer Science and Engineering Program |  College Readiness Workshop. For female-identified students in grades 9-12. Our courses are non-credit, without the pressure of grades and competition.

Spotlight on: Women, Gender and Representation Program

Program Dates: July 9 - August 5, 2023

Explore your interests in intersectional feminism, historical movements, race and politics. Live on campus in a community of students and mentors where your talents are wildly supported. Gain a deeper understanding of diverse perspectives, activism, and hidden lives in history. 

100% of Women, Gender and Representation students agreed that this program increased their enthusiasm for history and women's rights. 


Campus Life:

In-person classes go from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. After that, your time is yours. In the evenings, students can take part in activities such as open mic night and improv, or attend workshops on publishing, finding an agent and creating an author website. The program offers after-class activities twice-a-day to enhance personal growth and creativity. Examples include:

  • Art and Inclusivity
  • Plant Literacy
  • Vision Boarding and Writing Prompts
  • DIY Recycled Notebooks
  • Yoga and Wellness
  • ’Zine Making

Our house community enhances and enriches the academic experience of pre-college. Students live in assigned housing with fellow peers and a staff of current Smith students who serve as counselors. Each house has a live-in House Manager who provides support and guidance to both staff and students throughout the program. Students may have a roommate or a single room during our program.

Destination: USA

Region: New England Region

State/Province: Massachusetts

Program Delivery: Overnight

Provided By: College

Age: 14-18

Gender: Female Only

Session Length: Two Weeks

Start Month: July

Acceptance: Yes

Category: Writing

Sub-Categories: Theatre Arts, Writing

Cost: >$3,000

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