Course Description

The Duke Creative Writers' Workshop (CWW) is an intensive writing experience. In many ways it resembles a college-level creative writing course. Each participant designs and pursues a project under the mentorship of a primary instructor, and with the support of a peer group, for the duration of the Workshop – for example, a collection of poems, a short story or screenplay, or a one-act play. CWW instructors are practicing writers with advanced degrees in fiction, poetry and play writing, and the participants bring to the program an already deep and defined commitment to writing. This is a close, supportive environment. Constructive feedback and criticism are the bedrock of the CWW experience.

Program Highlights

  • Improve your skills in a community of advanced writers
  • Individual consultation with instructors
  • Select an instructor who best matches your genre and learning style
  • Share your work with your peers for support and feedback
  • Daily time for reflection, recreation, and socializing

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Section Title
Duke Creative Writers' Workshop
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Extended Day Camper non-credit $1,800.00 Click here to get more information
Residential Camper - Female non-credit $3,300.00 Click here to get more information
Residential Camper - Male non-credit $3,300.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes

Grades: 10-11 (2018 - 2019 Academic School Year)

  • June 30 - July 12, 2019 (Residential)
  • July 1 - July 11, 2019 (Day)

Please see the camp's Coming & Going section for precise times as well as drop-off and pick up locations.

To register for a youth camp, you need to have a Youth Participant profile in our registration system.  If you do not have already have a Youth Participant profile in our system, please choose New User and then Youth Participant Profile when checking out.

Also, please select the appropriate tuition profile (Day, Extended Day, or Residential Camper category) and add it your shopping cart. If you need registration assistance, please email learnmore@duke.edu or call (919) 684-6259 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm ET.